Whiskey Seller, The
DESCRIPTION: "Of all the crimes that ever has been, Sellin' whiskey is the greatest sin...." The troubles caused by liquor-sellers are described: "You rob the strong man of his strength" "You rob the statesman of his brains" "You rob the children of their bread"
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: drink hardtimes nonballad
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 312, "The Whiskey Seller" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 263-265, "The Whiskey Seller" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 312)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Whiskey Seller" (on NLCR08)
cf. "The Little Brown Jug" (tune)
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