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THE ALCOHOLIC BLUES (Albert Von Tilzer / Edward Laska) Billy Murray - 1919 DeFord Bailey - 1927 Yerba Buena Jazz Band (vocal: Clancy Hayes) - 1950 Also recorded by: Steve Pistorius & Mahogany Hall Stompers; Don Thompson; Doc Daugherty & His Orch; The Dixie Stompers; Back Bay Ramblers; Buddy Hackett; Irving Kaufman. I love my country, 'deed I do But oh, that war has made me blue I like fightin', that's my name But fightin' is the least about the fightin' game When Mister Hoover said to cut my dinner down I never even hesitate, I never frown I cut my sugar, I cut my coal But now they dug deep in my soul I've got the blues, I've got the blues I've got the alcoholic blues No more beer, my heart to cheer Goodbye whiskey, you used to make me frisky So long highball, so long gin Oh, tell me when you comin' back agin Blues, I've got the blues Since they amputated my booze Lordy, Lordy, war is well You know I don't have to tell I've got the alcoholic blues Some blues, I've got the blues Prohibition that's the name Prohibition drives me insane I'm so thirsty, soon I'll die I'm simply goin' to 'vaporate, I'm just that dry I wouldn't mind to live forever in a trench Just if my daily thirst they only let me quench And not with Bevo or Ginger Ale I want the real stuff by the pail I've got the blues, I've got the blues I've got the alcoholic blues No more beer, my heart to cheer Goodbye whiskey, you used to make me frisky So long highball, so long gin Oh, tell mw when you comin' back agin Blues, I've got the blues Since they amputated my booze Lordy, Lordy, war is well You know, I don't have to tell I've got the alcoholic blues Some blues, I've got the blues

    


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