Drunkard John

DESCRIPTION: "You might have lit a lamp upon The fiery nose of Drunkard John." He stays out so late that the fire goes out at home. His wife says she will lock him out if he does not reform. She fulfills her threat; he pretends to drown in the well; she relents
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Shay-Barroom)
KEYWORDS: drink husband wife trick fight
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-Barroom, ppp. 170-172, "Drunkard John" (1 text)
Roud #9551
File: SBar170

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