I'll Taste No More the Poisonous Cup

DESCRIPTION: "I'll taste no more the poisonous cup That brought on me destruction... But [by?] my vice sleeps one in a grave so fair, My lovely lovely Mary." They had lived happily, but "demon rum" overtook him; now she is dead and he hopes to join her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Journal of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: drink death burial love
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 338-339, "I'll Taste No More the Poisonous Cup" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Roud #25984
File: HGam338

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