Gone Long Ago

DESCRIPTION: "Where are the friends that to me were so dear? Gone long ago... Hopes that I cherished are fled from me now, I am degraded for rum was my foe, Gone long ago, long ago." The singer looks back on what drink has cost him: His wife, his youth, his virtue
AUTHOR: (based on "Long, Long Ago by Thomas H. Bayly)
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: drink warning parody
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 315, "Gone Long Ago" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7791
cf. "Long, Long Ago!" (tune)
File: R315

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