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Working Title: Drowning My Sorrows: From YKTTW

theorc: Does "Another Drinking Song" belong here or not? I've always assumed it was about an alcoholic justifying their illness, and I'm not sure that's what this trope is.

Vampire Buddha: Removed this, as it has nothing to do with the trope (14:09 GMT 24/5/2009)
* Subverted slightly in Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol in that Scrooge drowns his relationship sorrow with money instead of alcohol.