Truth Twice Told, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come all young men and maidens... I will tell you what you are doing, now at this present time." The young folk are treating their parents with disrespect; they are condemned for failing to work
AUTHOR: James W. Day ("Jilson Setters")
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thomas)
KEYWORDS: courting warning nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Thomas-Makin', pp. 187-188, "The Truth Twice Told" (1 text)
cf. "Putting On the Style" (theme)
NOTES [34 words]: Setters claimed that this excrescence "has set many a giddy one to studyin' and they mended their ways." Wishful thinking, I suspect. The result looks like a bad knock-off on "Putting on the Style." - RBW
File: ThBa187

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