Drunkard's Song (I)

DESCRIPTION: "I have traveled over these foreign countries, Into a broad and distant range, I give advice to you thoughtless husbands." A drunkard works, spends his wages on drink, beats his children; his wife and children flee into the cold and die
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: drink children river drowning suicide death
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', p. 123, "Drunkard's Song" (1 text)
NOTES [21 words]: Thomas's notes seem to state that this song was by Jimmie Mutters, the singer. It however appears to be a more generic song. - RBW
File: ThBa123

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