[Dixielandjazz] Lyrics

Robert Newman bobngaye at surewest.net
Wed Apr 16 11:34:47 PDT 2003

Bob -- There are two verses and the chorus is longer than you have.

Verse 1:

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 hesitat, I never frown.
I cut my sugar, I cut my coal
But now they dug deep in my soul.

Verse 2:

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 the 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,
Good bye 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.
Oh, I've got the alcoholic blues,
Some blues --

Words by Edward Laska
Music by Al Von Tilzer

Copyright MCMXIX , Broadway Music Co. 145 W. 45th St., NYC


My copy of it is so fragile and tattered I can't lend it out but I can scan
it if you like.

Bob Newman
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert S. Ringwald <ringwald at calweb.com>
To: DJML <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 12:11 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Lyrics

> Does anyone have words to "Alcoholic Blues?"
> I have:
> I've got those blues.
> I've got those blues.
> I've got those Alcoholic Blues.
> No more beer, my heart to cheer.
> No more whiskey, used to make me frisky.
> So long Highballs, good bye gin.
> Tell me when you're coming back again.
> Does anyone have corrections or any more chorus'?
> Also, composer & year?
> I am planning on reissuing my "Ringwald Rated R" recording which was
> originally on LP & cassette.  I am going to add a few tunes to it.
> Bob
> mr.wonderful at ringwald.com
> Placerville, CA, USA, Earth, Sol's System, Milky Way
> Amateur (ham) Radio Station K6YBV
> Fulton Street Jazz Band
> See: http://www.ringwald.com
> Boondockers Jazz & Comedy Band
> See: http://www.theboondockers.com
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