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Cover: photo of singer Bert Williams in blackface; Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein and Co. (New York)
Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States
Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
The mahogany is dusty, All the pipes are very rusty, And the good old fashioned musty Doesn't musty anymore; All the stuff got bum and bummer, From the middle of the summer, Now the bar is on the hummer, And For Rent is on the door:First
How sad and still tonight, By the old distillery! And how the cobwebs cob, In its old machinery! But in the mountain tops, Far from the eyes of cops, Oh! how the moon shines on the moon shine so merrily! How sad and still tonight, By the old distillery! And how the cobwebs cob, In its old machinery! But in the mountain tops, Far from the eyes of cops, Oh! how the moon shines on the moonshine so merrily! How sad and meeerrily!
Goodness me, how mis'ry doubles! Ain't one thing to use for bubbles, For to drown away your troubles, Now the tide has gone and went; Days and nights are getting bleaker, Shiv'ring for an old time sneaker, Even water's getting weeker, Bout one tenth of one percent:
How sad and still tonight, By the old distillery! And how the mourners mourn, By the Lager Brewery! So, Mister, if you please, Don't let nobody sneeze, Up where the moon shines on the moonshine so stillily! How sad and stillily!
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