Touch Not the Cup

DESCRIPTION: "Touch not the cup, it is death to the soul... Many I know that have quaffed from that bowl... Little they thought that a demon was there, Blindly they drank and were caught in the snare...." A sermon, without illustrations, on the evils of drink
AUTHOR: Words: J.H. Aikman (?) / Music: T.H. Bayley?
EARLIEST DATE: 1885 (Franklin Square Song Collection 3)
KEYWORDS: drink virtue
FOUND IN: US(NE,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 330, "Touch Not the Cup" (1 text)
Warner 76, "Touch Not the Cup" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST R330 (Partial)
Roud #6951
NOTES: Yes, this piece is as obnoxiously moralizing as it sounds... and I say that as a teetotaler. - RBW
File: R330

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