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GUEST,bassplyer75@aol.com 21 Feb 04 - 11:35 AM
Art Thieme 21 Feb 04 - 12:21 PM
Joe Offer 21 Feb 04 - 02:40 PM
GUEST,Terry Lee (terrylee50@hotmail.com) 10 Dec 04 - 08:51 AM
Bill D 10 Dec 04 - 08:29 PM
Lighter 10 Dec 04 - 09:06 PM
GUEST,Art Thieme 10 Dec 04 - 11:33 PM
GUEST,Gina in the UK 05 Jul 10 - 07:34 AM
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Subject: Origins: Question about No More Booze
From: GUEST,bassplyer75@aol.com
Date: 21 Feb 04 - 11:35 AM

Hi, First let me say I love your site.
I am a Musician recording an album for local release. I have wanted to put this song on it that my Grandfather use to sing to me when I was little. I can hardly believe I found it here. My question is this, Do you know of any copyright info on this song (No More Booze)even who may have wrote it, or is it, as I suspect, in the public domain?
Thank you for your time, R.F. Kern


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Subject: RE: Origins: Question about No More Booze
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 Feb 04 - 12:21 PM

I believe it's P.D. I may be putting it on a CD one of these days also. I remember Ed McCurdy singing it on his Blood,Booze and Bones LP for Elektra Records back in the 1950s.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Question about No More Booze
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Feb 04 - 02:40 PM

The Traditional Ballad Index has only one songbook entry indexed for this song - the version in Sandburg's 1927 book, American Songbag - this is the version in the our Digital Tradition Folk Song Database. I'd take it that Sandburg considered it a "traditional" song if he included it in the book. According to American copyright law, songs published before 1923 are now generally in the public domain (although Sonny Bono and the U.S. congress gave the corporations rights for another umpteen years for those published after 1923). Therefore, I think it's safe to conclude that "No More Booze" is in the public domain.
-Joe Offer-
Here's the Ballad Index entry:

No More Booze (Fireman Save My Child)

DESCRIPTION: "There was a little man... He went to the Saloon on a Sunday afternoon And you ought to heard the bartender holler, No more booze... No more booze on Sunday... Got to get your can filled on Monday. She's the only girl I love.... O fireman, save my child."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: drink nonsense
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sandburg, pp. 208-209, "No More Booze (Fireman Save My Child)" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, NOBOOZE*

RECORDINGS:
Radio Mac [pseud. for Harry McClintock], "Fireman Save My Child" (Victor V-40234, 1930)
File: San208

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The Ballad Index Copyright 2003 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Question about No More Booze
From: GUEST,Terry Lee (terrylee50@hotmail.com)
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 08:51 AM

I learned this song the ATO Fraternity.   We sang it a bit differently and there are additional references to fraternity matters in the song. I will post the song on my website..... you can compare.             T.Lee


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Subject: RE: Origins: Question about No More Booze
From: Bill D
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 08:29 PM

from memory: learned from an old book years ago-

"There was a little man, and he had a little can,
And he used to 'rush the growler'-
He'd go to the saloon on a Sunday afternoon
And you ought to hear the bartender holler-
"No more booze, no more booze,
No more booze on Sunday
No more booze, no more booze,
You'll have to get your can filled Monday.

The chambermaid came to my door:
"Get up, you lazy sinner-
We need those sheets for tablecloths,
And it's almost time for dinner."

She's only the girl I love,
With a face like a horse and buggy-
Leaning up against the lake
Oh, fireman, save my child


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Subject: RE: Origins: Question about No More Booze
From: Lighter
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 09:06 PM

Did Harry McClintock ever claim that he wrote this one?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Question about No More Booze
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 10 Dec 04 - 11:33 PM

Yes, this song will be on a new CD of mine planned for next year (2005) maybe. It will be called:

CHICAGO TOWN & POINTS WEST
Art Thieme

Not being able to pick now, the CD is all live from various shows I did over the years. This particular song being short, I would often sandwhich it between similar shorter songs. Here it will be done with SOHO ON SATURDAY NIGHT --- a song about drinking habits in early 20th century Pittsburgh.

Art


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Subject: RE: Origins: Question about No More Booze
From: GUEST,Gina in the UK
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 07:34 AM

I first heard this on a record a boyfriend lent me in 1963. Blood Booze and Bones by Ed McCurdy. Wonderfully amusing album. I recently at the age of 64 found it again on a download site and now have the album on my MP3. I still remember all the lyrics. Happy days.


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