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Two Sober Wives

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Two Sober Wives

"Two Sober Wives Pulling Out The Pin", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This song is about two women who "put in the pin" (stopped drinking alcohol). They have second thoughts when their husbands begin to spend more time in the pub to spend the money the reformed drinkers have saved, and when the duty on beer and porter is reduced. After much discussion, they resolve to "pull out the pin" and start drinking again in the local inn, or change house.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
change houses, drinking, folks songs, inns, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, pubs, street songs, teetotalism, temperance, Two Sober Wives Pulling Out The Pin



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