Mudcat Café message #3936913 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162666   Message #3936913
Posted By: Steve Gardham
12-Jul-18 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Whilst we're talking about temperance songs, obviously The Wild Rover in all of its manifestations is indeed a temperance song, which gives a delicious irony to its usage as a rip-roaring drinking song even to the extent that it has been used in TV adverts to advertise drinking alcohol.