Drunkard's Hell, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer, a drunkard, has a vision of the part of hell to which drinkers are sent. The vision is enough to scare him away from drink. He goes home to find his wife crying over their child's body. He says the child is in heaven, and that he will sober up
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (Lomax)
KEYWORDS: drink children death
FOUND IN: US(Ap,SE,So)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
BrownIII 20, "The Drunkard's Hell" (2 text plus an excerpt and a fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 20, "The Drunkard's Hell" (3 tunes plus text excerpts)
Randolph 313, "The Drunkard's Hell" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 265-266, "The Drunkard's Hell" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 313A)
High, p. 19, "The Drunkerds Hell" (sic.) (1 text)
Fuson, p. 110, "The Drunkard's Hell" (1 text)
McNeil-SMF, pp. 16-17, "(The Drunkard's Hell)" (1 text)
DT, DRNKHELL*

Roud #721
RECORDINGS:
Wade Mainer, "The Poor Drunkard's Dream" (Bluebird B-8273, 1940)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Dark and Stormy Night
File: R313

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