Mudcat Café message #1081389 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65565   Message #1081389
Posted By: Jim McLean
29-Dec-03 - 04:29 AM
Thread Name: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Subject: RE: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
http://www.rampantscotland.com/poetry/blpoems_raggit.htm

The above site has a poem called The Drunkard's Ragged Wean, which my father used to sing to the tune 'Castles in the Air'. He sang it more as a lullaby, substituting our name, e.g. 'Jim McLean' for 'ragged wean'. The author wrote it as a strictly anti drink poem for the Temperence Society of his day (although I take McGrath's point re 'Temperence').