Drunkard's Hiccoughs (Drunken Hiccups)

DESCRIPTION: Fiddle tune, with words often assembled from other drinking songs. The singer describes his quest for a drink, a woman, a home, directions, or perhaps the ability to stand up straight. Typical chorus: "Hiccup! O Lordy, how queasy I feel (x2)"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (W. R. Thomas)
KEYWORDS: drink fiddle nonballad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 404, "The Drunkard's Hiccoughs" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 343-344, "The Drunkard's Hiccoughs" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 404A)
Shellans, pp. 54-55, "Drunken Hiccoughs" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #7682
File: R404

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