“Let Old Nellie Stay”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955
Keywords: drink age sin recitation
Found in: US


The bartender is closing up, and demands that the "old lady in red" depart. As she starts crying, someone explains, "Her mother never told her The things a young girl should know... So do not treat her harshly Because she went too far...."

Cross references


  1. Ohrlin-HBT 44, "Let Old Nellie Stay" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ohr044