Don't Sell Him Any More Rum

DESCRIPTION: The girl appeals to the liquor-seller, "Don't sell him any more rum; He's reeling already, you see. I know when he comes home tonight He'll beat poor mama and me." The girl asks why the seller can't sell something "that won't make people so sad."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (recording, Giddens Sisters)
KEYWORDS: drink commerce abuse family
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 322, "Don't Sell Him Any More Rum" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 273-275, "Don't Sell Him Any More Rum" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 322)
DT, DONTSELL*

Roud #7796
RECORDINGS:
James & Martha Carson, "Don't Sell Him Another Drink" (Capitol 57-40175, 1949)
Giddens Sisters, "Don't Sell Pa Anymore Rum" (OKeh 45143, 1927)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey" (subject)
File: R322

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