DESCRIPTION: "Hand me down the quart bottle... Here's four quarts of whiskey... As sure as that midnight train goes out I'm gonna get drunk again... when I get the fighting blues I'll sometimes think of you"
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (Bronner-Eskin2)
KEYWORDS: love train drink nonballad floatingverses separation
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bronner-Eskin2 54, "Quart Bottle" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [36 words]: Bronner-Eskin2 includes the following floating verse -- "Some say love's a pleasure" -- and floating lines "I hear the train a' comin' Comin' round the bend," though the tag line is changed from the usual floater. - BS
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