Cold water is the drink for me / Of the entire beverages the simplest, sir; / Your grog, of whate’er identify or not it's, / I dare no longer for to style, sir.
Such a lyric, sung to the song of “Yankee Doodle,” used to be ordinary ammunition within the temperance movement’s conflict opposed to alcohol. By the 1830s, american citizens drank an ordinary of 9.5 gallons of challenging liquor every year. From the 1840s till the start of Prohibition, good over 100 temperance songbooks have been released during which inspirational lyrics have been set to usually borrowed tunes within the desire of persuading voters to place down the bottle.
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