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Lyr ADD: Goodbye Booze

Dickmac 27 Mar 04 - 02:46 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Dickmac
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 02:46 PM

Looking for the words of "Goodbye Booze", I remember it being sung by Hamish Imlach.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Pene Azul
Date: 27 Mar 04 - 02:49 PM

The one in this message?

Jeff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Dickmac
Date: 28 Mar 04 - 02:15 PM

Thanks, same chorus but it's a different version.

Anyone else got the words sung by Hamish Imlach ?


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOODBYE BOOZE (from Hamish Imlach)
From: Pene Azul
Date: 28 Mar 04 - 02:46 PM

From Susanne (skw)'s site:

http://mysongbook.de/msb/songs/g/goodbyeb.html

Goodbye Booze

* (Trad)

Well goodbye booze forever more
My boozing days they're nearly o'er
We had a good time but we couldn't agree
Would you see what booze has done to me

My mother used to say to me
Oh son you're foolish you just can't see
She'd fall on her knees, she'd cry and pray
Saying, Hamish please would you change your ways

If I had listened to what my mama said
I'd be at home sober in my bed
I wouldn't be here in this jail cell
Such an aching heart no tongue can tell

Repeat 1

(as sung by Hamish Imlach)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Dickmac
Date: 30 Mar 04 - 01:59 PM

Thanks, that's the version I've been looking for.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: GUEST,rbeez
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 10:58 AM

you want a great version of this Goodbye Booze, look for the one by Old Crow Medicine Show. Lot's of other verses besides the one above.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: GUEST,rbeez
Date: 08 Apr 04 - 02:03 PM

sorry, actually there are no other verses.... still a good version, though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Goose Gander
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 01:19 PM

Written by Jean Havers, according to Meade / Country Music Sources and the Roud index. But who is Jean Havers? Can't find anything about her . . . did she write any other songs?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Padre
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 02:10 PM

Charlie Poole recorded this also - I think he had at least one more verse, but I can't seem to lay my hands of the album right now... will keep looking

Padre


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 02:17 PM

"Title: Good bye, booze!
Composer/Lyricist: words and music by Jean C. Havez.
Publication: New York : Jos. W. Stern & Co., c1901.
Description: 1 score ([4] p.) ; 35 cm.
Collection: Rag"

Note Jean's name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 02:23 PM

Biography for
Jean C. Havez
Mini biography
Songwriter ("Darktown Poker Club"), author and agent who wrote special material for musical comedy and vaudeville, also scenarios for Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd, and a press agent for Lew Dockstader's Minstrels. A charter member of ASCAP (1914), Havez' other novelty and popular-song compositions included "Everybody Works but Father", "When You Ain't Got No Money then You Needn't Come Around", "I'm Looking For an Angel", "Do Not Forget the Good Old Days", "You're On the Right Road, Sister", and "He Cert'ny Was Good to Me".


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IMDb mini-biography by
Hup234!
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Spouse
Cecil Cunningham (1915 - 1917) (divorced)

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Trivia
His ASCAP biography lists his birth year as 1874.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 02:25 PM

Michael, I didn't know anything about him prior to your post asking who he was. Just got lucky with Mr Google.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 02:34 PM

BTW, if anyone knows about the Ballad Index, you might care to notify them that the entry for the song--that is, who the songwriter was--is incorrect.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Gulliver
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:31 PM

I came across a different version of this song (well,I think it's this song!)
sung in the midlands (Ireland) a couple of generations ago that contains the words
"soak my bones in alcohol" (found in a number of other unconnected songs).

Anyone familiar with this version?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Peace
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:34 PM

I've usually herad that as "pickle my bones in alcohol". ??


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Goose Gander
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:40 PM

Here's the sheet music for Goodbye Booze by Jean Havers. Poole's version follows Havers for the chorus but not the verses. I wonder if Poole rewrote it, or if there's another version he in turn borrowed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: Goose Gander
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 03:41 PM

Damn, there it goes again . . . that should have been Havez, not Havers!


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD-BYE, BOOZE (Jean C. Havez, 1901)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 31 Dec 06 - 10:17 PM

From The University of Colorado Digital Sheet Music Collection:

GOOD-BYE, BOOZE! A COON TEMPERANCE DITTY.
Words & Music by Jean C. Havez.
New York: Jos. W. Stern & Co., c1901.

1. According to his uncle's will, Jim Harris was an heir.
He lacked a hundred thousand cash to be a millionaire.
He bought himself the swellest clothes and diamonds by the score.
The ladies all west crazy 'bout the jewels Harris wore.
He dined on duck and terrapin, had wine at ev'ry meal.
One day he said, "I wonder what's this awful pain I feel?"
The doctor came and called it gout. Jim laid in bed and groaned.
"You'll have to cut your drinking out!" 'Twas then that Harris moaned:

CHORUS: "It's goodbye, booze, forever more!
My drinking days are surely o'er.
We've had good times, I will agree,
But just look what it's done for me!
So goodbye, booze, forever more.

2. He kept his word, and didn't drink for 'bout six months or more.
His friends all said they'd never seen him look so well before.
One Christmas day, he met some friends that formerly he knew,
And just for sociability, he took a drink or two.
That drink or two led on to more, and soon poor Jim was tight.
He walked into the wrong room at his hotel that same night.
The man thought Jim a burglar, and he beat him black and blue.
Next day, in bed, Jim held his head and says, "I'm telling you true: —


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: GUEST,PyschedOutStolas
Date: 31 Dec 21 - 05:38 PM

The melody of the Charlie Poole version seems identical to "My Creole Belle"
https://youtu.be/hI46hVxxRT8
or part of the early Creole Belles (orchestral 1902) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbKhTUsRpnM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 03:15 AM

Oh goodbye booze for evermore
My boozing days will soon be o'er
Oh, I had a good time, and we couldn't agree
You see what booze has done for me

She's tore my clothes, she's swelled my head
So goodbye booze, I'm going to bed
Oh, I had a good time, and we couldn't agree
You see what booze has done for me

She swelled my head, she broke my heart
So goodbye booze, we now shall part
Oh, I had a good time, but we couldn't agree
You see what booze has done for me

She whispered low, how sweet it sounds!
Please take another ride on the merry-go-round
Oh, I had a good time, and we couldn't agree
You see what booze has done for me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XahTFvxgOkc
well spptted about creole belle
this is somewhat ironoc considering pooles downfall


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 03:56 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XahTFvxgOkc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 04:08 AM

I got a head like A concertina ,
I got a taste like semolina
Oh, I had a good time, and we couldn't agree
You see what booze has done for me
JUST MADE THAT ONE UP


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: The Sandman
Date: 02 Jan 22 - 02:55 PM

She whispered,low, oh, please dont go
just have one more,one for the road



Oh, I had a good time, and we couldn't agree
You see what booze has done for me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: The Sandman
Date: 03 Jan 22 - 04:43 AM

She gave a smile and she rolled her eyes
Just one more for times gone by
Oh, I had a good time, and we couldn't agree
You see what booze has done for me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Goodbye Booze
From: PHJim
Date: 04 Jan 22 - 08:28 PM

It shares a tune and changes with Mississippi John's "Creole Belle" and "Richland Woman".


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