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Thread #65565   Message #1082031
Posted By: Charley Noble
29-Dec-03 - 09:36 PM
Thread Name: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Subject: RE: Anti-alcohol, temperance songs
Dear me, an old temperence song is surfacing in my head and there's no way to stop it. It's from an 1850's publication called SONGS FOR THE LITTLE ONES AT HOME published by the American Tract Society:

I'm a little temperence boy six years old;
I love temperance better than gold;
I'll taste not, touch not, handle not the wine,
For every little boy like me the temperance pledge should sign!

I think there are more verses but maybe one is sufficent.

Charley Noble