“Shivering in the Cold”


The singer recalls his parents, his wife, his children, his money -- all lost because of drink. He yearns to be free of his burden. Chorus: "Yes alone, all alone, And I feel I'm growing old, Yet I wander, oh how lonely, And I'm shivering in the cold."

Cross references


  1. Randolph 327, "Shivering in the Cold" (2 texts)
  2. BrownIII 31, "I'm Alone, All Alone" (1 text plus 1 excerpt and mention of 1 more)
  3. Roud #7801
  4. BI, R327


Author: Mrs. Knowles Shaw
Earliest date: 1887 (Harvest Bells Songbook)
Keywords: drink poverty captivity
Found in: US(SE,So)