I Was Drunk Last Night

DESCRIPTION: "I was drunk last night, my darlin', And drunk the night before, But if ever I get sober, I'll never get drunk any more. Beautiful light o'er the sea...." "An' now I'll gather the roses To twine in my long braided hair...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: drink courting nonballad religious
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 407, "I Was Drunk Last Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7681
Red Patterson's Log Rollers, "I'll Never Get Drunk Any More" (Victor 20936, 1927)
Riley Puckett, "I'll Never Get Drunk Anymore" (Columbia 15063, 1926)

cf. "Drunk Last Night" (initial line)
NOTES [103 words]: Rabdolph's verson is, in a way, impressive: In the space of twelve lines, it manages to invoke three songs: a "Never Get Drunk Any More" piece, the hymn "Beautiful Light," and something similar to "Wildwood Flower." Now all it needs is a stanza of a murder ballad to include every song-type known to humanity. - RBW
Not quite; it doesn't mention trains, trucks, prison, or mama. -PJS
"Trucks"? What do you think this is? A Nashville Nonsense Index? :-)
Note that this is a separate song from "Drunk Last Night," despite the similar opening. Some might lump them, given that this seems to be an almost-unique sport. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.2
File: R407

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