Farewell to Whisky (Johnny My Man)

DESCRIPTION: The wife goes to the ale-house her husband so often frequents. She reminds him of his poor home and the children starving and lonely. He comes out of his stupor, recognizes his wife, and declares he will never return to the ale-house
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Ford)
KEYWORDS: drink hardtimes virtue family
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Ireland
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Ford-VagabondSongsAndBalladsOfScotland, pp. 327-328, "Johnnie, My Man" (1 text)
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast "Folk-Song in Buchan," p. 33, ("O Johnnie, my dear, do ye no think o' risin?"); #5, p. 2, ("O Johnnie, my dear, do you no think o' risin'?") (2 texts)
Greig/Duncan3 587, "Johnnie, My Man" (12 texts, 7 tunes)
Stewart/Belle-Stewart-QueenAmangTheHeather, pp. 131-132, "Johnny My Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 272, "Farewell to Whisky" (1 text, 1 tune)
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H807, p. 514, "Johnny M' Man" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 367-368, "Oh Johnnie, My Man" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #845
Jessie Murray, "Farewell to Whisky" (on FSB3, but credited to Lucy Stewart in Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland)
Murray, Mu23-y1:064, "Johnie My Man," James Lindsay (Glasgow), 19C; also Murray, Mu23-y4:030, "Johnnie My Man," unknown, 19C
cf. "Come Hame to Yer Lingles" (theme)
cf. "When Ye Gang Awa Johnnie" (theme)
Oh Johnnie, My Dear
Johnnie, My Lad
File: K272

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