Teetotal Mill, The

DESCRIPTION: Tom and Bill are "discussing the merits of brandy and gin." Tom tells of the Teetotal Mill where you go to give up drink. After a test "you're very soon cured." They go to the mill and see drunken wrecks enter and come out healthy and happy. They cheer.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1849 (broadside, NLScotland L.C.Fol.178.A.2(016))
KEYWORDS: drink dialog friend
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #144, pp. 1-2, "The Teetotal Mill" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 602, "The Teetotal Mill" (1 text)

Roud #5890
Bodleian, 2806 c.14(172)[some words illegible], "The Teetotal Mill" ("Two jolly old topers once sat in an inn"), R. McIntosh (Glasgow), 1849-1859; also Harding B 11(3751), Harding B 20(166), "The Teetotal Mill"
NLScotland, L.C.Fol.178.A.2(016), "The Teetotal Mill," R. M'Intosh (Glasgow), 1849

cf. "Villikens and His Dinah" (tune, per Greig)
NOTES [15 words]: Broadsides NLScotland L.C.Fol.178.A.2(016) and Bodleian 2806 c.14(172) are duplicates. - BS
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