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Drunkard's Dream

Oh Dermot you look so pleasant now
Your clothes look neat and clean
I haven't seen you drink a drop
Pray tell me where you've been

Your wife and children are they well
You used to treat them strange
But are you kinder to them now
How came this happy change

I had a dream, a warning dream
That heaven sent to me
It warned me of a drunkard's curse
Of woe and misery

I dreamt one night I staggered home
It being a sudden gloom
I missed my wife where can she be
There's strangers in the room

I heard them say, "Poor thing she's dead
She's lived a wretched life
'Twas grief and want that broke her heart
For she was a drunkard's wife."

I woke and saw my Mary dear
And joyful tears did stream
And ever since, l've heaven blessed
For sending me that dream

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com