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Away With Rum (GGEE) We're coming, we're coming, our brave little band On the right side of temperance we do take our stand We don't use tobacco, because we do think The people who use it are likely to drink C G7 / . . . . . . . . . Away, away with rum by gum, with rum by gum, with rum by gum Away, away with rum by gum, the song of the temperance union We never eat fruit cake because it has rum And one little taste turns a man to a bum Oh, can you imagine a sorrier sight Than a man eating fruit cake until he gets tight We never eat cookies because they have yeast And one little bite turns a man to a beast Oh, can you imagine a sadder disgrace Than a man in the gutter with crumbs on his face If you wash your hair, never rinse it with beer Because if you do, you'll get foam in your ear And if there's one thing a young man must dread It's dating a girl with a head on her head If you pick your navel, don't do it with a knife Because if you do you'll get the shock of your life Oh, can you imagine a site quite a horrid As a man pulling out his umbilical cord We never eat peaches, because peaches ferment And peaches ferment at the least little dent Oh can you imagine a sorrier sight Than a man drunk on peaches he thought were alright We never eat oatmeal, because oatmeal is mush And one little bite turns a man to a lush Oh can you imagine the pain of a ma To watch little junior act just like his pa We never chew toothpicks because we recall That wood ferments into wood alcohol Oh can you imagine a sorrier sight Than a man chewing toothpicks until he gets tight We never drink water, they put it in gin One little sip and a man starts to grin Oh can you imagine the horrible sight Of a man drinking water and singing all night recorded by Theo Bikel on Folksinger's Choice, also Mitchell Trio DC
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