Drunkard's Child (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, father, do not ask me why the tears roll down my cheek... It breaks my heart to think that I must be a drunkard's child." The child recalls how much better things were when mother was alive and father was sober. (S)he asks father to turn to God
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (recording, Henry Whitter)
KEYWORDS: drink orphan mother father death
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 331, "The Drunkard's Child" (1 text)
Roud #7803
Frank J. Smith, "The Drunkard's Child" (Columbia 15137-D, 1927; rec. 1926)
Henry Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners, "The Drunkard's Child" (OKeh 40169, 1924)

cf. "Drunkard's Lone Child" (plot)
File: R331

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