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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)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1976:] An American song that Alex thinks he heard first in Glasgow in the early 1940s. (Notes Alex Campbell, 'Goodbye Booze')

  • [1985:] Really a mixture of several traditional songs. I can easily identify with the "hangover and never again" sentiments. (Notes Hamish Imlach, 'Sonny's Dream')

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