Intoxicated Rat, The

DESCRIPTION: Singer spills rum on the floor; rat licks it up, gets drunk and carries on. The cat comes out; the rat sobers up and runs back to his hole (or gets caught)
AUTHOR: probably Dorsey Dixon & Wade Mainer
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (recording, Dixon Brothers)
KEYWORDS: drink humorous animal
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 234 "The Intoxicated Rat" (1 text)

Roud #11257
The Dixon Brothers, "Intoxicated Rat" (Bluebird B-6327/Montgomery Ward M-4823, 1936; Victor 27495, 1941)
Farley Holden & his Six Ice-Cold Papas, "Intoxicated Rat" (King 628, 1947)
Cisco Houston, "Drunken Rat" (Disc 5067, 1940s)
New Lost City Ramblers, "The Intoxicated Rat" (on NLCR08)

NOTES [35 words]: The first verse of this is apparently derived from "Four Nights Drunk," and the metre of the whole song implies that "Four Nights" may have been the source -- but it clearly has gone in its own direction. - RBW
File: FSWB234

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