“Gone Long Ago”


"Where are the friends that to me were so dear? Gone long ago... Hopes that I cherished are fled from me now, I am degraded for rum was my foe, Gone long ago, long ago." The singer looks back on what drink has cost him: His wife, his youth, his virtue

Cross references


  1. Randolph 315, "Gone Long Ago" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7791
  3. BI, R315


Author: (based on "Long, Long Ago by Thomas H. Bayly)
Earliest date: 1938 (Randolph)
Keywords: drink warning parody
Found in: US(So)