Father's a Drunkard, Lyric Variant 04
 


Citation

“Father's a Drunkard, Lyric Variant 04,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed September 30, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31527.


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Title

Father's a Drunkard, Lyric Variant 04

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. The document is a carbon duplicate.

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

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

A Drunkard

When I was lad, I had a bad dad,
I mean he was bad in a way,
Every nickle and cent for liquor he spent,
Till death came and stole him away.

Chorus:

"Flowers, bouquets of flowers," I cried.
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 bed, what do you recon she said?
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 04

Document Title

A Drunkard

File name

113_FathersADrunkard_Lyric_04

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