Cheer, Boys, Cheer (IV)

DESCRIPTION: "There are many ups and downs as through this world we ramble," so the singer will be as happy as possible, despite being poor, while drinking and smoking. His wife is a great source of trouble, always complaining (and abusing him when he spills the milk)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Huntington-FolksongsFromMarthasVineyard)
KEYWORDS: drink drugs wife husband hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-FolksongsFromMarthasVineyard, pp. 61-64, "Cheer, Boys, Cheer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11621
NOTES [34 words]: Huntington suggests this is as music hall song, and the form certainly isn't very folk-like. I suspect he's right. On the other hand, I don't find it even vaguely funny that a slob and his wife quarrel. - RBW
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