Home Brew Song, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer "makes the whiskey That some people calls home brew." He is arrested and taken for trial to Newcastle. Condemned by a woman's testimony, he is sentenced to $200 or 6 months. He chooses bug-ridden prison because "they feed on bread and tea"
AUTHOR: Frank O'Hara (Manny/Wilson)
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Manny/Wilson)
KEYWORDS: crime prison trial food drink humorous bug
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Manny/Wilson 21, "The Home Brew Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST MaWi021 (Partial)
Roud #9192
SAME TUNE:
Manny/Wilson: "The Home Brew Song was written in Prohibition Days by Frank O'Hara of Grey Rapids while he was serving a term in the County Jail for selling home brew." - BS
File: MaWi021

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