The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #108622   Message #2268507
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
21-Feb-08 - 09:44 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Away, Away with Rum, by Gum
Subject: RE: Origin - Away away with rum
At the risk of repeating things endlessly:

"We're coming, we're coming, our brave little band,
On the right side of temperance we loyally stand,
We don't use terbacker, for this is what we think,
Them that does use it most always does drink.

Sung by Miss Rose O'Neill - Day, Missouri, Sept 2, 1941. Learned about forty years ago."

This fits Away, away rather well and on the face of it takes us back to the turn of the Century!

I suspect the move from Temperance to Salvation could be when the song came to the UK. We don't know much about the Temperance Union but we sure the Sally Army