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Goodbye, old booze, good-bye

Full Text

We've closed your door for evermore,
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye;
We've thrown you out and now we shout,
"Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye."

(Refrain)
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye,
We're glad to see you go;
We part without a sigh,
And greatest joy we show;
The day we've waited for
Now brightens earth and sky;
And so your days of crime are o'er,
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye!

No longer man shall be your slave,
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye;
No more you shall our boys deprave,
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye. (Refrain...)

Your flaring lights are out at last,
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye;
You're now an evil of the past!
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye! (Refrain...)

In other lands you're still on tap,
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye;
But we will wipe you off the map,
Good-bye, old Booze, good-bye! (Refrain...)

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We've closed your door for evermore
Title: Goodbye, old booze, good-bye
Author: James Rowe



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