“Down in a Licensed Saloon”


"Where is my wandering boy tonight? Down in a licensed saloon. Down in a room all cozy and bright, Filled with the glare of many a light, Ruined and wrecked by the drink appetite..." The mother recalls the boy's youthful charms and regrets his downfall


Published under the caption "An answer to, 'Where is My Wandering Boy To-night?'" - RBW


  1. Randolph 335, "Down in a Licensed Saloon" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7807
  3. BI, R335


Author: W.A. Williams
Earliest date: 1892 (copyright)
Keywords: drink mother children
Found in: US(So)