“These Temperance Folks”


"These temp'rance folks do crowd us awfully, crowd us awfully, crowd us awfully. These temp'rance folks.... they think I do not care." The singer complains about the threat to his liberty, concedes that drink has made him poor, and asks to be left alone

Cross references


  1. Randolph 323, "These Temperance Folks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. JHCox 130, "Forward, Boys, Hurrah!" (1 text)
  3. Roud #7797
  4. BI, R323


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916 (Cox)
Keywords: drink political
Found in: US(Ap,So)