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Broadside ballad entitled 'The Cup Of Cold Water Or That's What I Read In The Next Week's Police News'
THE CUP OF COLD WATER.
THAT'S WHAT I READ IN THE NEXT
WEEK'S POLICE NEWS.
Wretten by James Curran. Sung by T. Barrick.
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One night as I sat in a cup of cold water,
I read of a boy that got horse whipped in Egypt,
So the prisoner was wrong for dismissing the case
Its casting a slur on our local taxation.
To judge a poor girl by the corns on her face.
I asw a poor wretch getting dragged off to prison,
When the husband heard this he was filled with remorse.
He broke into prison and purchesed a razor,
'Then seizing himself by the roots of his hair,
While the rich man drives our in his carriage and pair.
I don't intrerfear in affairs parliamently,
But really I'm forced for to make this remark,
Its wrong to compel a poor man to pay license,
For keeping a dog thats not able to bark.
A butcher in Wales sansage meet maneufactor,
He made use of some dogs that of small-pox did die,
All the beef in his had to be vaccinated.
While the salvation army can sell the the war cry.
On the edge of the paper I read a sad story,
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Probable period of publication:
1880-1900 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(69a)