Music: Beer Ballads

When Congress done scuttled our schooners Whose cargo was oil for our pipes, It made us a nation of crooners, Sans harmony, "minors," or ''swipes." But now that once more we are getting Real brew, you will hear once again Real songs that were meant for quartetting By real and non-crooning hemen. —Ring Lardner Not alone is Funnyman Lardner in believing that close harmony suffered more than drinking under Prohibition. His verses were written for a new book of songs. Bottoms Up! compiled by Clifford Leach.* How, asks Editor Leach, can a...

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