Big Jim in the Barroom
DESCRIPTION: "My mama told me, Long time ago, Quit all my rowdy ways And drink no more." "Big Jim in the barroom, Little Jim in jail, Big Jim in the barroom, Drinking good ale." "Played cards in England...." "Don't dance her down, boys,,, Her man's in town."
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Morris)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad cards warning floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #43, "Big Jim in the Barroom" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Morris's notes mentions hints of "The Roving Gambler," "Stewball," and "Big Jim" in this song. But I find myself much more strongly reminded of "Roll on the Ground (Big Ball's in Town)," although it's more a feeling than any particular lyrics. - RBW
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