Wae Be to that Weary Drink, John Anderson, My Jo

DESCRIPTION: Jean: Why drink up all your money with your friends? I have burned the barn door for heat; we have no cow or ewe; let's both "join the total abstinence." John agrees. Both: "hand in hand we'll go, And we'll sleep thegither at the foot"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: drink derivative dialog husband wife
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan3 600, "Wae Be to that Weary Drink, John Anderson, My Jo" (2 texts)
Roud #6050
cf. "John Anderson, My Jo (I)" (words)
cf. "John Anderson, My Jo, John" (words)
cf. "John Barleycorn, My Jo" (another temperance derivative of "John Anderson")
John Anderson, My Jo
NOTES [46 words]: This temperance derivative of "John Anderson, My Jo (I)"/"John Anderson, My Jo, John" starts with a verse that seems based on the first verse of the version printed on Bodleian broadsides Harding B 45(17) and Harding B 11(439). See the notes to "John Anderson, My Jo (I)." - BS
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