Dying Drunkard, The

DESCRIPTION: "What a terrible doom I have met. My teeth are now chattering, my eyes almost dead." "Oh, terrible, terrible doom of despair, My soul, you are landing I do not know where." At first, drinking was fun. Now the singer is dying; he warns others of drink
AUTHOR: John Daniel Vass
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (collected by Shellans-FolkSongsOfTheBlueRidgeMountains from John Daniel Vass)
KEYWORDS: drink warning death nonballad family
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shellans-FolkSongsOfTheBlueRidgeMountains, pp. 56-57, "The Dying Drunkard" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7321
File: Shel056

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