Good Ale (II)
DESCRIPTION: "Good ale gars me sell my hose ... and pawn my sheen." The singer had six oxen in a plough but sold them all for "good ale." His children are ragged and might have been hanged but he has had them jailed instead.
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Greig/Duncan3)
KEYWORDS: poverty drink nonballad children prison animal clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greig/Duncan3 593, "Good Ale" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
NOTES [17 words]: Greig/Duncan3: "'Learnt from a farmservant fully twenty-six years ago. Noted 13th September 1907." - BS
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