Farewell to Grog

DESCRIPTION: "Come, messmates, pass the bottle 'round, Our time is short, remember, For our grog must stop, our spirits drop." On September 1, drink will not longer be available on shipboard. The singer splices the main brace (drinks) and bids alcohol farewell
AUTHOR: Words: Caspar Schenk, USN (source: Silber-CivWarFull)
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Silber-CivWarFull)
KEYWORDS: drink navy Civilwar
Sep 1, 1862 - the U. S. Navy eliminates the grog ration (although it does not actually ban alcohol)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-CivWarFull, pp. 191-192, "Farewell to Grog" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl" (tune, according to Silber-CivWarFull)
File: SCWF191

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