We Are Anchored By the Roadside, Jim
DESCRIPTION: Singer (a "sacker" in the lumber camps) tells Jim that times were formerly good for drinkers, but that good booze is now hard to find. He says that despite this, cold water (i.e., temperance) is not for either or them, so they will "drink the old jug dry"
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (recording, Pat Ford); 19C (Wolf)
KEYWORDS: drink worker logger
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1738, p. 117, "The Old Whiskey Jug" (1 reference)
Pat Ford, "We're anchored by the roadside, Jim" (AFS 4210 B2, 1939; in AMMEM/Cowell)
LOCSinging, sb30386a, "The Old Whiskey Jug" ("We're anchored by the roadside, Jim"), Andrews (Chatham, NY)
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