Father's a Drunkard, Lyric Variant 01
 


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“Father's a Drunkard, Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 26, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31524.


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Title

Father's a Drunkard, Lyric Variant 01

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. There is one textual correction handwritten in black ink.

Subject

Folk songs -- United States Alcoholism -- Songs and music Desertion and non-support -- Songs and music Fathers and songs -- Songs and music Death -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

A Drunkard

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/1/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Father's A Drunkard

When I was lad, I had a bad dad
I mean he was bad in a way,
Every nickel and cent for liquor he spent,
Till death came and stole him away.
Chorus.
"Flowers, boquets of flowers", I cry.
I may not look neat
While walking the street,
While working for Mother and I.

My mother took sick, they said she would die,
But to bear all her troubles she strove.
She called me to her bd, what do you recon she sai?
To meet her in Heaven above.

Oh, tell me a man who never did wrong,
Who never stayed out at night,
Who stayed at his home and minded his own,
And rocked his dear children to sleep.

Classification Title

Father's a Drunkard, Lyric Variant 01

Document Title

Father's a Drunkard

Dimensions - Original

192 mm x 254 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_FathersADrunkard_Lyric_01_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-05-30

Transcribed By

Susan G. Pepper

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