PLEASE SELL NO MORE DRINK TO MY FATHER
 
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Please Sir will you listen a moment
I've something important to say
My Mother has sent you a message
Receive it in kindness I pray
'Tis of Father, poor Father, I'm speaking
You know him he's called ragged Gore
But we love him and hope we may save him
If you'll promise to sell him no more.

Chorus: Please sell no more drink to my Father
It makes him so strange and so wild
Heed the prayer of my heart-broken Mother
And pity the poor drunkard's child.


My Father came home Yester-even
Reeled home thro' the mud and the rain
He upset the lamp on the table
And struck my sick Mother again
Then all of the hours till the morning
He lay on the cold kitchen floor
But this morning he's sick and he's sorry
Oh, promise to sell him no more.

Chorus:

When sober he loves us so dearly
No Father is kinder than he
He wishes so much to stop drinking
But this is the trouble you see
He cannot withstand the temptation
He feels when he passes your door
As he goes to his work in the morning
Please promise to sell him no more.

Chorus:
 
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Written and composed by Mrs F.B. Pratt & C.A. White - 1884
Performed by Elsa Lanchester (1902-1986)
 
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