“Touch Not the Cup”


"Touch not the cup, it is death to the soul... Many I know that have quaffed from that bowl... Little they thought that a demon was there, Blindly they drank and were caught in the snare...." A sermon, without illustrations, on the evils of drink


Yes, this piece is as obnoxiously moralizing as it sounds... and I say that as a teetotaler. - RBW


  1. Randolph 330, "Touch Not the Cup" (1 text)
  2. Warner 76, "Touch Not the Cup" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. ST R330 (Partial)
  4. Roud #6951
  5. BI, R330


Author: Words: J.H. Aikman (?) / Music: T.H. Bayley?
Earliest date: 1885 (Franklin Square Song Collection 3)
Keywords: drink virtue
Found in: US(NE,So)