“The Drunkard's Wife (II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1931 (Fuson)
Keywords: drink husband wife death
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"Don't go out tonight, my darling, Do not leave me here alone, Stay at home with me, my darling, For I'm lonely while you're gone." The wife's pleas fail; he sets out for the bar; later, "They have brought me back my darlin, Dead he lies upon the floor!"

Supplemental text

Drunkard's Wife (II), The
  Partial text(s)

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From Harvey H. Fuson, Ballads of the Kentucky Highlands, p. 137.
"From singing of Mrs. Eliza Davis."

Don't go out tonight, my darling,
Do not leave me here alone;
Stay at home with me, my darling,
For I'm lonely while you're gone.

(3 additional stanzas)

References

  1. Fuson, p. 137, "The Drunkard's Wife" (1 text)
  2. ST Fus137 (Partial)
  3. Roud #4286
  4. BI, Fus137