I'm Sticking to the Murphys

DESCRIPTION: "I'm sticking to the Murphys, I'll fight 'em till I die; I can't help spitting cotton Because I am so dry. You'll bust your lips with laughter; Stick to the pledge I must, But the more I drink cold water The more I'm belching dust."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Springfield News and Leader)
KEYWORDS: drink promise
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 340, "I'm Sticking to the Murphys" (1 text)
Roud #7811
NOTES [32 words]: The Murphy movement was a temperance program of the 1870s or so. Men signed a pledge to avoid alcohol (and to try to convince others to do the same), and were rewarded with a blue ribbon. - RBW
File: R340

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