“The Drunkard's Wife (I)”


The drunkard's widow warns young girls against marrying a drunk. Her marriage has turned her old. She describes the symptoms of a drunk, and tells how her husband killed their children, then himself, and left a drunkard son


  1. Randolph 332, "The Drunkard's Wife" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7804
  3. BI, R332


Author: Words: M. W. Knapp/Music: L. L. Pickett
Earliest date: 1894 (songbook known to Randolph)
Found in: US(So)