The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57166   Message #897933
Posted By: GUEST,Q
24-Feb-03 - 11:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Drunkard's Lone Child
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'Drunkards Lone Child' an old song
It is easy to get the wrong information too.
The song in the DT labeled Drunkard's Child should be titled "Drunkard's Lone Child." The DT does not give attribution.
The chorus is incomplete. The last verse has been borrowed from "Little Bessie" (or whatever its real name is). Spaeth is not the best source (DT credit is given to him for this collage).
The midi doesn't match well with the sheet music, either!
The Ruth Young song is the one looked for by Newfie Girl, or at least the original of it.

Another "Drunkard's Lone Child" in the DT is in the Forum, one of the Little Bessies (not the "folk" version)