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Cold water is the drink for me / Of the entire beverages the easiest, 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 track of “Yankee Doodle,” used to be ordinary ammunition within the temperance movement’s conflict opposed to alcohol. By the 1830s, americans drank a typical of 9.5 gallons of challenging liquor every year. From the 1840s until eventually the start of Prohibition, good over 100 temperance songbooks have been released during which inspirational lyrics have been set to in general borrowed tunes within the desire of persuading electorate to place down the bottle.
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