When the Roses Bloom Again for the Bootlegger
DESCRIPTION: "I was going up the river to my little cottage home, And the revenue men were waiting there for me. As I was coming up the hill, There they caught me with the still." When they are gone, "Then my heart will fill with cheer, for I know I'll get the beer"
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Shirkey & Harper)
KEYWORDS: drink prison love reunion humorous
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #45, "When the Roses Bloom Again for the Bootlegger" (1 text, tune referenced)
Asa Martin, "When the Roses Bloom Again for the Bootlegger" (Supertone 9539)
Earl Shirkey & Roy Harper (pseud. for Roy Harvey), "When the Roses Bloom Again for the Bootlegger" (Columbia 15326-D)
cf. "I'll Be With You When the Roses Bloom Again" (lyrics, tune)
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