John Alcohol and The Poor Man’s Club

JOHN ALCOHOL

A TEMPERANCE PARODY.

John Alcohol, my Joe John,
When we were first acquaint,
I’d money in my pockets, John,
Which now I know there ain’t.
I spent it all in treating, John,
Because I loved you so,
But mark me, how you’ve treated me,
John Alcohol, my Joe.

Now John Alcohol, my Joe John,
We’ve been too long together;
So you must take one road, John,
And I will take the other!
For we must tumble down, John,
If hand in hand we go,
And I will have the bill to pa,
John Alcohol, my Joe.

The Daily Sanduskian (Sandusky, Ohio) Aug 6, 1849

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2 Responses to “John Alcohol and The Poor Man’s Club”

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