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happy? – Jan 16 (Prohibition)

Abby Sale 16 Jan 06 - 08:29 AM
Paul Burke 16 Jan 06 - 10:14 AM
katlaughing 16 Jan 06 - 10:25 AM
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Subject: happy? – Jan 16 (Prohibition)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 08:29 AM

The 18th Amendment, Prohibition, was ratified 1/16/1919
{It was also ratified 1/29/1919}.
It went into effect 1/2/1920 and was finally repealed 1933

        Old Prohibition ruined everything
        That's why I must sing
        Here's one thing I want you all to hear
        Until they bring back light wine, gin and beer
        Doggone, the panic will be on

                "The Panic is On" recorded by Hazekiah Jenkins on Columbia, Jan 16, 1931;
                on Library of Congress recording LBC 10, Songs of War and History

Good song. Our local President Barry Brogan is the only live person I've heard sing it, though.

I'm sure all are familiar with the famed singer/songwriter Wladyslaw Polak.
In July 1929 he sang of the baptism party for his child..

Bo ta Swieta Prohibicja          It was the holy Prohibition
Wolnosc mnie odelbrala          Which took away my freedom
Jam dzis zbrodniarz i...         Today I am a criminal because
Bo mnie wodki sprzedala          Of the whiskey I bought
        .....                                .....
Ten byl z nieznajomych gosci    There was one, unknown among the guests
Gwiazdy mnie pokazuja            Who invited me outside
"You bootlegger we arrest you"   "You bootlegger we arrest you"
Za kraty mnie pakuja             And put me behind bars

        "W Amerykanskiem Miescie"         (In an American City);
        Library of Congress LBC 10, Songs of War and History

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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 16 (Prohibition)
From: Paul Burke
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 10:14 AM

And it inspired Naftule Brandwein's marvellous Vi Bist du Gevezn for prohibisn

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Subject: RE: happy? – Jan 16 (Prohibition)
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 10:25 AM

My maternal grandmother was a member of the Women's Temperance Union. There were whispered stories of how she may have brought my granddad to "sobriety."

I can't put my hands on it, this moment, but I have a handwritten piece by here, several pages long with illustrations about drinking being an "eight-armed" octupus of temptation, etc. It is really something. I'll see if I can find it, later, today, and share some of it.

Thanks, Abby,


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