Have Courage My Boy to Say No
DESCRIPTION: Singer exhorts his son, leaving home, to take a righteous path, despite temptation: he should shun "bright ruby wine," for "poison it stings like a viper," as well as "vile gambling dens," rather trusting in God. Refrain: "Have courage, my boy, to say no"
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (recorded by Dixon Bros.)
KEYWORDS: virtue warning gambling drink wine nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(Ro,SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dixon Bros. "Have Courage To Only Say No" (Bluebird B-7767, 1938; on Dixon04)
L. M. Hilton, "Have Courage My Boy to Say No" (on Hilton01)
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