“John Atkins (The Drunkard's Warning)”


"Poor drunkards, poor drunkards, take warning by me, The fruits of transgression behold now I see." John Atkins, when drunk, slew his "dear companion." His family and friends are left weeping. He regrets his acts and warns against drink


  1. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 115, "John Atkins" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4191
  3. BI, MHAp115


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Henry, from Mrs. William Franklin)
Found in: US(SE)