The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65565   Message #2790574
Posted By: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
17-Dec-09 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Subject: RE: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Did I see (I don't recall) the Salvation Army Song?

Away, away with rum, by gum,
With Rum, by gum, with rum, by gum.
Away, away with rum, by gum,
The song of the Salvation Army.

We never eat fruitcake because it has rum.
And one little bite turns a man to a bum.
Oh, can you imagine a sorrier sight,
Than a man eating fruitcake until he gets tight.

We never eat cookies because they have yeast.
And one little bite turns a man to a beast.
Oh, can you imagine a sadder disgrace,
Than a man in the gutter with crumbs on his face.

I always used "The Pig and the Inebriate" as a cautionary tale (with tongue firmly in cheek.

It was early last November,
As near as I remember,
I was walkin' down the street in tipsy pride.
No one was I disturbin',
As I lay down by the curbin',
When a pig came up and lay down by my side.

As I lay there in the gutter,
Thinkin' thoughts I dare not utter,
A lady passing by was heard to say:
"You can tell a man who boozes,
By the company he chooses!"
And - the pig got up and slowly walked away....