Put the Traffic Down

DESCRIPTION: "Here comes Jones with his face so cross"; drink has left him destitute. "Here comes Squire Brown," rich from selling liquor. The singer calls for an end to the liquor trade: "Put it down, put it down, put the unholy traffic down!"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Randolph); reportedly used by Holy Rollers in 1898
KEYWORDS: drink political money
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 314, "Put the Traffic Down" (1 text plus an excerpt, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 267-269, "Put the Traffic Down" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 314A)

Roud #7790
The Yorktown Rum Seller
Old Jones
File: R314

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