was written by Nora Bayes
with words by Ring Lardner 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 that the singer's best pal, Old Man Alcohol (but he calls him Al) of whom (grammar!) the doctors say that he is dying.The song's chorus sadly concludes with, " Goodbye forever to my old friend Booze. Doggone I've got the Prohibition Blues".