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Lighter Origins: Question about No More Booze (16) RE: Origins: Question about No More Booze 19 Mar 21


Oscar Brand recorded this in the late '50s in "American Drinking Songs."

Earlier than Sandburg:


Charlotte [N.C.] Observer (Dec. 23, 1894):

"Editor Charles O'Brien Cowardin, of the Richmond Dispatch...astonished his companions by occasionally reciting the following touching lines to music...:

She's the only girl I love,
Got a face like a horse and buggy;
I met her leaning on the lake -
Oh fireman, save me che-ild."



Charles Chipman, "Honolulu" (pvtly. ptd.: 1901):

NO BOOZE TO-DAY.

There was a little man
And he had a little can
And he wanted to rush the “growler”;
He went to a saloon on Sunday afternoon,
And you ought to hear the old man "holler":

No booze to-day, no booze to-day,
Can't get your can filled Sunday;
No booze to-day , no booze to-day,
Bring around your can on Monday.

She's the only girl I love,
Got a face like a horse and buggy
Leaning up against the lake,
Oh! Fireman, save my child .


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