“Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling”


The wife pleads: "Don't go out tonight, my darling, Do not leave me here alone... Though the wine-cup may be tempting And your friends are full of glee... Darling, won't you stay with me?" But he goes out, and is carried home (dead?)


  • [G. B.] Grayson & [Henry] Whitter, "Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling" (Victor 21139, 1927)
  • Uncle Henry's Original Kentucky Mountaineers, "Don't Go Out Tonight My Darling" (Capitol 48036, 1949)


  1. Randolph 339, "Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling" (1 text)
  2. BrownIII 26, "Don't Go Out Tonight, My Darling" (3 texts)
  3. Roud #3521
  4. BI, R339


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (recording, Grayson & Whitter; manuscript version from 1889?)
Found in: US(SE,So)