The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #108622 Message #2263624
Posted By: Joe Offer
16-Feb-08 - 12:43 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Away, Away with Rum, by Gum
Subject: RE: Origin - Away away with rum
Hmmmm. "South Asian Army"? I like that....
I learned it as "song of the Temperance Union." In my experience, modern Sally Anns (Salvation Army representatives) spend more time feeding the homeless, rather than combatting Demon Rum.
I guess I'd never played the tune from the Digital Tradition. It isn't the tune I know at all. I've transcribed the tune from Sing Out! (except that I raised "think" a third on "because we do think"). The chorus is the way Bikel sings it - I learned the Chad Mitchell Trio version, but long before I ever heard the Chad Mitchell recording.