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Thread #65565 Message #1653933
Posted By: Artful Codger
22-Jan-06 - 10:53 PM
Thread Name: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Subject: RE: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Stephen Foster's "O Comrades, Fill No Glass for Me" is a temperance song of sorts (long before the Temperance movement, however.) Written from personal experience. Great words and the tune has the feel of both a temperance-type hymn and a drinking song--especially if you liberally slur.
I remember a fun, little Temperance song ("A Social Drink"?) which begins "I used to like a social drink (So did I! So did I!)..."