High-Toned Southern Gentleman

DESCRIPTION: "Down in the sunny Southern clime, the curious ones may find, A ripping tearing gentleman of an uncommon kind." He drinks heavily, wears fancy clothes, plays euchre, goes into debt. Verses often break into extended non-metrical speeches
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1863 (F. J. Child, War Songs for Freemen, according to Silber-CivWarFull)
KEYWORDS: humorous Civilwar clothes gambling nonballad drink
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 338-339, "High-Toned Southern Gentleman" (1 text, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Fine Old English Gentleman" (tune, according to Silber-CivWarFull)
SAME TUNE:
South Carolina Gentleman (WolfAmericanSongSheets, p. 149)
File: SCWF338

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