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Jim Dixon Songs of the 1919 Flu Pandemic (34) Lyr Add: INFLUENZA BLUES (Smith/Franklin, 1919) 14 Jul 20

From the sheet music at UCLA:

There is a piano-only performance at YouTube.

From the musical "A Lonely Romeo," book by Harry B. Smith and Lew Fields.
Words by Robert B. Smith, music by Malvin M. Franklin, ©1919.

What a night! What a night!
Not a star seen in sight.
How it rains! How it pours!
How I envy the people indoors!
Lordy! It's a beaut!
Wish I had my bathing suit.

While in the swell cabaret,
The folks are merry and gay.
I'm on the outside feeling blue.
While they're a-dancing the fox,
I'm getting soaked to the socks
And feeling friendly with the "flu."
While ev'rybody gets champagne,
I'm getting nothing here but rain;
And while they got all the booze
That anybody could use,
I got the Influenza Blues.

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