The Alcoholic Blues
was written by Albert von Tilzer
with words by Edward Laska in 1919. It came into my repertoire when Dr Oliver Rosteck
and I included it in our We're Only Here For The Beer! - Light
. The song laments the fact that although the singer fully supported his country during the then recent Great War, his country rewarded him by abolishing the sale of alcohol. As the song succinctly says, "Blues, I've got the blues, since they amputated my booze". A sorry state of affairs, what!