“Have Courage My Boy to Say No”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (recorded by Dixon Bros.)
Keywords: virtue warning gambling drink wine nonballad religious
Found in: US(Ro,SE)

Description

Singer exhorts his son, leaving home, to take a righteous path, despite temptation: he should shun "bright ruby wine," for "poison it stings like a viper," as well as "vile gambling dens," rather trusting in God. Refrain: "Have courage, my boy, to say no"

Recordings

References

  1. DT, SAYNO
  2. Roud #5263
  3. BI, RcHCMBSN