John Atkins (The Drunkard's Warning)

DESCRIPTION: "Poor drunkards, poor drunkards, take warning by me, The fruits of transgression behold now I see." John Atkins, when drunk, slew his "dear companion." His family and friends are left weeping. He regrets his acts and warns against drink
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Henry, from Mrs. William Franklin)
KEYWORDS: drink warning execution homicide
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MHenry-Appalachians, p. 115, "John Atkins" (1 text)
Roud #4191
File: MHAp115

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