Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Score

Publication Date

1919

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Good-bye, Wild Women, Good-bye!

Music by George W. Meyer

Words by Howard Johnson and Milton Ager

New York: Published by Leo Feist Inc.

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Abstract

[Verse 1]
Oh, what a terrible blow,
Congress said liquor must go,
It's not the drinking that's got me thinking,
That's not what worries me so.
I don't mind losing my pals,
But think of the beautiful gals.

[Chorus 1]
After the country goes dry,
Good-bye, wild women, good-bye!
How on earth do you expect to win'em?
Unless you get a little bit of good liquor in 'em,
The girlies will start to act shy,
Right after the first of July;
Then e'vry night you'll see many a sinner,
Taking his own wifie to dinner,
The minute the country goes dry,
Goodbye, wild women, good-bye!

[Verse 2]
Now it's wine, woman and song
But soon you'll find it's all wrong,
When they cut wine out you'll quickly find out,
Women will follow along.
Oh, what a terrible shame,
The wild women all will grow tame.

[Chorus 2]
After the country goes dry,
good-bye, wild women, good-bye!
how on earth do you expect to win'em?
Unless you get a little bit of good liquor in 'em,
The girlies will start to act shy,
Right after the first of July;
They may be chic, but just cut out their liquor,
Then it's a cinch they can never get "shicker"
The minute the country goes dry,
Good-bye, wild women, good-bye!

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