Johnny Don't Come Home Drunk
X:1 T:Johnny don't get Drunk M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel N:Transcribed by Frank Maloy based on the version by John N:Ashby (1915-1979, Fauquier County, Va.) B:Stephen F. Davis - Devil's Box, vol. 12, No. 4, Dec. 1978 (p. 26) Z:AK/Fiddler's Companion K:D a2|"D"afab a2g2|fafe d2 dB|AcAc dBAD|"A7"[F2A2][E4A4]a2-| "D"afab a2g2|fafe d2 dB|"A7"AcAc dBA[FA]|"D"[E2A2][D4A4]:| |:[A2A2]-|"D"[A2A2][AA][AB] [A2A2][AA][AA]|[FA][A2A2][AB] [A2A2][A2A2]-|[A2A2][AA][AA] [AA][AB][AA][AA]|"A7"[F2A2][E4A4][A2A2]-| "D"[A2A2][AA][AB] [A2A2][AA][AA]|"G"[G,G][D2B2][Dd] [D2B2]Bc|"A7"AcAc dBA[FA]|"D"E2A2[D4A4]:|
JOHNNY, DON'T COME HOME DRUNK. AKA - "John John Don't You Come Home Drunk," "Johnny Don't Get Drunk," "Johnny Johnny Don't Get Drunk," "Don't Come Home Drunk Johnny," "Jimmy Don't Come Home Drunk." American, Reel (cut time). USA; Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (most versions). The melody is known as a Missouri tune and is one of '100 essential Missouri tunes' listed by Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden. However, it is widely disseminated throughout the 'greater Appalachian' and Mid-west regions. Some see similarities between this tune and the Irish reel "Miss Monahan/Miss Monaghan’s Reel." Jeff Titon (2001) believes the tune may have been derived from a temperance song. Source Owen "Snake" Chapman (b. 1919, Kentucky) said he thought he might have learned it after hearing it played on the radio. See also the related "My Wife Died on Saturday Night."