Collected by Sue Holley and
Sung by Mrs. M. D. Meiser Springdale, Arkansas July 30, 1959
Helen McAllister For Mary Celestia Parler Transcribed by Sue Holley
and Helen McAllister
Reel 291, Item 5
Whoever heard of a poor old horse That had to go reeling home,
Because he had taken a drop too much Of somebody's poisoned rum?
Whoever heard of a drunken cow?
Or even a tipsy rat?
Or whoever knew of a nice old puss That was not a temperance cat?
No, each of the creatures God has made On earth, in sea, in air Needs nothing ever to quench its thirst But water pure and fair.
So when we are great, big, grown up folks,
And while we are children small,
We'll have as much sense as the dogs and cats,
Or we will not drink at all.
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