Magic Glass, The

DESCRIPTION: "I went one night with a high-priced thirst to loaf in a booze bazaar." The singer, glancing at himself in the mirror, sees a "cringing bum" -- then looks again and it's gone. The bartender says that the "Magic Glass" lets men see what they might become
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Dean)
KEYWORDS: drink warning
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dean, p. 130, "The Magic Glass" (1 text)
Roud #9586
NOTES [63 words]: Dean's version ends with the bartender explaining the Magic Glass -- but one has to suspect that the full song goes on to have the singer swear off drinking. Though what *I'd* like is to know why a bartender would be so foolish as to install a glass that would scare off his customers. Obviously some people would approve -- but those people aren't going to become bartenders! - RBW
File: Dean130A

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