Songs of Yesterday
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Compliments of Koerber Brewing Co. - Toledo, Ohio
In a box of miscellaneous 'junk' we purchased at an auction was a little pamphlet put out by koerber brewing co. with the words to many old songs. I thought it was unique enough to dedicate a page to it.

K  is for a keg of Koerber's gladness.
O  the only beer we care to know.
E  is for the end of woe and sadness.
R  the ratpure in its golden flow.
B  is for the best beer brewed in any nation.
E  enchanting glow of ecstacy.
R  is for its honest reputation,
     and that's what Koerber's spells for me.


WHAT TOLEDO MAKES, MAKES TOLEDO


HAIL, HAIL
Hail, hail, the gang's all here,
Never mind the weather
Here we are together.
Hail, hail, the gang's all here,
Let the troubles start right now.
LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART
Let me call you sweetheart:
I'm in love with you;
Let me hear you whisper
That you love me too
Keep the love light glowing
In your eyes so blue
Let me call you sweetheart:
I'm in love with you.
THERE IS A TAVERN IN THE TOWN
There is a tavern in the town, in the town
And there my true love sits him down, sits him down
And drinks his wine, as merry as can be
And never, never thinks of me.

CHORUS
Fair thee well, for I must leave thee,
Do not let the parting grieve thee,
Oh, the time has come for you and I to say goodbye.
Adieu, adieu, kind friends (Shout) yes, adieu,
I can no longer stay with you (Shout) stay with you,
I'll hang my heart on a weeping willow tree,
Fare thee well, fare thee well, fare thee well.

He left me for a damsel dark, damsel dark
Each Friday night they used to spark, used to spark,
And now my love, who once was true to me
Takes that dark damsel on his knee. (Back to Chorus).

Oh, dig my grave both wide and deep, wide and deep
Put tombstones at my head and feet,
And on my breast, just carve a turtle dove
To signify I died for love. (Back to Chorus).
BEER SONG
OhioWines.net - your Ohio Winery Connection I'll not sign you a song of sherbet
For sherbet with beer will not rhyme
Us working men can't afford champagne
It's a bit more than five cents a time.
But I'll sing you a song of a gargle,
A gargle we all love so dear,
I refer you to that grand institution,
That wonderful tonic called beer-beer-beer.

CHORUS
Beer, beer, glorious beer,
Fill yourself right up to here,
Drink a good deal of it,
Make a good meal of it;
Stick to your old-fashioned beer.
Don't be afraid of it,
Drink till you're made of it,
Now altogether a cheer--HOORAY!
Up with the sale of it,
Down with a pail of it,
Glorious, glorious beer.

It's the daddy of all lubrications,
It's the best thing there is for the neck;
Can be used by people of every station,
By people of every sect;
Well, we know who the goddess of wine was,
But was there a goddess of beer?
If so, let us drink to her health, boys,
And wish that we had her right here--here--here.

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FRIVOLOUS SAL
They called her frivolous Sal
A peculiar sort of a gal
With a heart that's all mellow
An all around good fellow
Was my old pal.
In trouble, sorrow and care
She was always willing to share
A wild sort o' devil
But dead on the level
Was my gal Sal.
HOME ON THE RANGE
Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam
Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day.
Home, home on the range, where the deer
and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
and the skies are not cloudy all day.
HOW 'YA GONNA KEEP 'EM DOWN ON THE FARM
How 'ya gonna' keep 'em down on the farm
After they've been Paree?
How 'ya gonna' keep 'em away from Broadway
Jazzin' a round, and paintin' the town?
How 'ya gonna' keep 'em away from harm
That's a mystery;
They'll never want to see a rake or plow
And who the deuce can parley-vous a cow
How 'ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm,
After they've seen Paree.
LET THE REST OF THE WORLD GO BY
With someone like you, a pal good and true
I'd like to leave it all behind and go and find
Someplace that's known to God alone.
Just a spot to call our own.
We'll find perfect peace where joys never cease
Out there 'neath the kindly skies
We'll build a sweet little nest
Somewhere out in the west
And let the rest of the world go by.
SPRINGTIME IN THE ROCKIES
When it's springtime in the Rockies,
I'll be coming back to you
Little sweetheart of the mountains,
With your bonnie eyes of blue.
Once again I'll say I love you,
While the birds sing all day,
When it's springtime in the Rockies,
In the Rockies far away.
SCHOOL DAYS
School days, school days,
Dear old golden rule days
Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic:
Taught to the tune of the hick'ry stick
You were my queen in calico,
I was your bashful barefoot beau
And you wrote on my slate, "I love you, Joe,"
When we were a couple of kids.
SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK
East side, West side, all around the town:
The tot sang "ring 'round a-rosie"
London bridge is falling down,
Boys and girls together,
Me and Mamie O'Rorke
Tripped the light fantastic,
On the sidewalks of New York.
WAIT 'TILL THE SUN SHINES, NELLIE
Wait 'till the sun shines, Nellie
When the clouds go drifting by
We will be happy, Nellie, don't you sigh,
Down lovers' lane we'll wander,
Wait 'till the sun shines, Nellie, bye and bye.
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Koerber beer bottle label
Thanks Joan Koerber-Walker (granddaughter of William Koerber - President and Brewmaster of Koerber's Beer) for the scan.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out to the game
Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks,
I don't care if I never get back
Let me root, root, root, for the home team,
If they don't win it's a shame
For it's one, two, three strikes you're out,
At the old ball game.
PUT ON YOUR OLD GRAY BONNET
Put on your old gray bonnet
With the blue ribbon on it
While I hitch old Dobbin to the shay
And through the fields of clover,
We'll drive up to Dover
On our golden wedding day.
I WANT A GIRL
I want a girl just like the girl,
That married dear old dad;
She was a pearl and the only girl,
That daddy ever had,
A good old-fashioned girl with heart so true,
One who loves nobody else but you.
I want a girl just like the girl,
That married dear old dad.
DOWN BY THE OLD MILL STREAM
Down by the Old Mill Stream, where I first met you,
With your eyes so blue, dressed in gingham too,
It was there I knew, that you loved me true.
You were sixteen, my village queen,
By the Old Mill Stream.
THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S
The bells of St. Mary's
I hear they are calling
The young love's, the true love's,
That comes from the sea
And so my beloved,
When red leaves are falling
The joy bells shall ring out, ring out,
For you and me.
DOWN IN THE OLD CHERRY ORCHARD
Down in the old Cherry orchard,
Under the old Cherry tree,
Every night in the moon's silvery light,
She sang love songs to me.
It was there first I fondled and kissed her,
She gave her heart there to me
It was down in the old Cherry orchard,
Under the old Cherry tree.
DAISY - BICYCLE BUILT FOR TWO
Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do!
I'm half crazy, all for the love of you!
It won't be a stylish marriage,
I can't afford a carriage,
But you'll look sweet, upon the seat,
Of a bicycle built for two!
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Oh, say can you see, by the dawns early light,
What so proudly we hailed, at the twilights last gleaming.
And the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof thru the night, that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
TILL WE MEET AGAIN
Smile the while you kiss me sad adieu,
When the clouds roll by I'll come to you,
Then the skies will seem more blue,
Down in lover's lane, my dearie,
Wedding bells will ring so merrily
Every tear will be a memory,
So, wait and pray each night for me
Till we meet again.
THERE'S A LONG, LONG TRAIL
There's a long, long trail a winding
Into the land of my dreams
Where the nightingales are singing
And a white moon beams
There's a long, long night of waiting
Until my dreams all come true;
Till the day when I'll be going down
That long, long trail with you.
BEAUTIFUL OHIO
Drifting with a current down the moonlit stream
While above the heavens in their glory gleam
And the stars on high--twinkle in the sky
Seeming in a Paradise of love divine
Dreaming of a pair of eyes that looked in mine
Beautiful Ohio, in dreams again I see
Visions of what used to be.
IN THE EVENING
In the evening by the moonlight
You could hear those darkies singing
In the evening by the moonlight
You could hear those banjos ringing
How the old folks would enjoy it
They would sit all night and listen
As we sang in the evening by the moonlight.

THE MAN on THE FLYING TRAPEZE
1. Once I was happy, but now I'm forlorn
Like an old coat that is tatter'd and torn.
I'm left in this wide world to fret and to mourn,
Betrayed by a maid in her teens.
Now this girl that I loved, she was handsome and swell,
But I never could please her one quarter so well
As that man on the flying trapeze.

REFRAIN
He flies through the air with the greatest of ease,
The daring young man on the flying trapeze.
His movements are graceful; all the girls he does please,
And my love he's purloined away.

2. One night I as usual went to her dear home,
And found there her mother and father alone:
I asked for my love, and soon 'twas made known,
To my horror, that she'd run away.
She packed up her boxes and eloped in the night,
With him with the greatest of ease.
From two stories high he had lowered her down
To the ground in his flying trapeze.

3. Some months after that I went into a hall;
To my suprise I found there on the wall
A bill in red letters, which did my heart gall,
That she was appearing with him.
He'd taught her gymnastics, and dressed her in tights
To help him live at his ease.
He'd made her assume a masculine name,
And now she goes on the trapeze.

FINAL REFRAIN
She floats through the air with the greatest of ease;
You'd think her a man on the flying trapeze.
She does all the work while he takes his ease.
And that's what's become of my love.

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SWEET ALICE BLUE GOWN
In my sweet little Alice blue gown,
When I first wandered down into town,
I was both proud and shy, as I passed every eye
And in every shop window, I primped passing by,
Then in a manner of fashion I'd frown,
And the world seemed to smile all around,
Till it wilted I wore it, I'll always adore it,
My sweet little Allice Blue Gown.
MOONLIGHT AND ROSES
Moonlight and Roses, bring wonderful memories of you,
My heart reposes, in beautiful thoughts so true,
June light discloses, Love's golden dreams sparkling anew,
Moonlight and roses, Bring memories of you.
PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile.
While you've a lucifer to light your fag
Smile, Boys, that's the style.
What's the use of worrying? It never was worthwhile; So,
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile.
THAT OLD GANG OF MINE
Gee, but I'd give the world to see
That old gang of mine.
I can't forget that old quartette,
That sang Sweet Adeline.
Goodbye forever old fellows and gals,
Goodbye forever old sweethearts and pals (God bless them)
Gee, but I'd give the world to see
That old gang of mine.

"NOVELTY SONGS"

PARODY ON "SCHOOL DAYS"
Schooldays, Schooldays,
Poker, craps and pool days
Hugging and petting and learn to be fast
Taught by the tune of a whisky flask
You were my hotstuff girl! Oh, Oh,
I was your dizzy Romeo
When you wrote on my slate - your too darn slow
For I got a couple of kids, Oh, Oh.
WE'RE STRONG FOR TOLEDO
We're strong for Toledo, T-O-L-E-D-O--
The girls are the fairest, the boys are the quarest of any old town that I know --
We're strong for To-le-do the place where the breezes blow
In any old weather we'll all stick to-ge-ther in T-O-L-E-D-O.
I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE RAILROAD
I've been working on the railroad
All the live-long day
I've been working on the railroad
Just to pass the time away
Don't you hear the whistle blowing
Rise up so early in the morn;
Don't you hear the captain calling
Dinah, blow your horn.
PARODY ON "SWEETHEART OF SIGMA CHI"
The girl of my dreams has bobbed her hair,
And she dyed it a firey red;
She drinks, she smokes and she tells naughty jokes;
She hasn't a brain in her head,
She thinks that gin makes the world go round;
She can drink more than you and I,
'Cause the girl of my dreams is a cigarette fiend,
She's the sweetheart of Sigma Chi.
PARODY ON WASHINGTON LEE
I'll take the legs from any table
I'll take the legs from any chair
And from the Davenport I'll take the body
And from the mattress I'll take the hair
I'll take the neck from any bottle
And I'll bet when I'm through
I'll get more lovin' from a gosh darn dummy Than I ever got from you
MADEMOISELLE From ARMENTIERS
Mademoiselle from Armentieres -- Par-lez-vous
Mademoiselle from Armentieres -- Par-lez-vous
Mademoiselle from Armentieres She hasn't been kissed
   in 40 years
Hinky Dinky Parlezvous

2. O, the French they are a funny race - Parlezvous
They swipe the francs and lie to your face - Parlezvous
3. The little Yankee went over the top - Parlezvous
He didn't know when the hell to stop Hinky Dinky Parlezvous
4. What has become of Hinky Dinky Parlezvous
What has become of Hinky Dinky Parlezvous
Maybe she still is true to you and true to the rest of
   the army too
Hinky Dinky Parlayvoo

GERMAN SONGS

O der liebe Augustin
O der liebe Augustin, Augustin, Augustin
O der liebe Augustin, Augustin, Mein
When ich geld hab, bin ich lustig
When ich Keinz hab--bisse Koerbers haben
O der liebe Augustin, Augustin mein

Du-du-liegst mir in herzen
Du-du-liegst mir in herzen
Du-du-liegst mir in sin
Du-du-machs mich fiel schmerzen
Weis nicht we gutich der been
Ya Ya Ya Ya, weis nicht we gut ich der bin.
In walden auf der heide
In walden auf der heide
Da such ich meine frayde
Ich been ein jagers man
Ich been ein jagers man
Hi-lee-hi-lo-hi-lee-hi-lo
By uns gates immer,
Yea lenger, yea schlimmer
Hi-lee-hi-lo-hi-lee-hi-lo
By unz gates immer gar so
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IRISH SONGS

MY WILD IRISH ROSE
My Wild Irish Rose
The sweetest flower that grows
You may search everywhere
But none can compare
With my wild Irish Rose
My Wild Irish Rose
The sweetest flower that grows
And some day for my sake
She may let me take
The bloom from my wild Irish Rose

PEGGY O'NEILL
If her eyes are blue as skies
That's Peggy O'Neill
If she's smiling all the while
That's Peggy O'Neill
If she talks with a cute little brogue
If she walks like a shy little rogue
Sweet personality full of rascality
That's Peggy O'Neill
WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure it's like a morn in-spring
In the lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels-sing
When Irish hearts are happy--
All the world seems bright and gay--
And when Irish eyes are smiling
Sure they'd steal your heart away.

TIPPERARY
It's a long way to Tipperary
It's a long way to go
It's a long way to Tipperary
The only place I know
Goodbye Picadilly -- farewell Lester Square
It's a long, long way to Tipperary
And my heart's right there.

COLLEGE SONGS

OHIO STATE
Fight the team across the field, show them Ohio's here
Set the earth reverberating, with a mighty cheer - "Rah! Rah! Rah!"
Hit them hard and see how they fall
Never let that team have the ball, so
Hail! Hail, the gang's all here
And we're going to win that conference now.
MICHIGAN - "The VICTORS"
Hail to the victors valiant
Hail to the conquering heroes
Hail, hail to Michigan, the leaders and best
Hail to the Victors valiant
Hail to the conquering heroes
Hail, hail to Michigan, the champions of the West.
IOWA
We're from Iowa, Iowa,
Best state in the land
Joy in every hand.
We're from Iowa, Iowa,
That's where the tall corn grows.
NOTRE DAME - "Victory March"
Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame
Wake up the echoes cheering her name
Send a volley cheer on high
Shake down the thunder from the sky
What though the odds be great or small?
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to Victory
WISCONSIN
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Plunge right thru that line!
Run the ball clear 'round Chicago, A touchdown sure this time
On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Fight on for her fame.
Fight! Fellows, Fight! And we will win this game.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Minnesota, hats off to thee --
To the colors, true we will ever be,
Stern, united, loyal are we,
Rah, Rah, Rah, for the ski-u-ma.
Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah, for the U. of M.
ILLINOIS
We're loyal to you Illinois,
We're orange and blue Illinois,
We'll back you to stand
Against the best in the land,
For we know you love said Illinois
So crack out that ball, Illinois
We're backing you all Illinois
Our team is our fame protector
Come boys for we expect a victory, Illinois.

-- What Toledo Makes, Makes Toledo --


Some quotable quotes about beer... and other spiritis liquers...

Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
- Jack Handy
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"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
- Frank Sinatra
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"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk in order to spend time with his friends."
- Ernest Hemingway
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"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
- Stephen Wright
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"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
- Benjamin Franklin
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"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
- Dave Barry
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BEER: HELPING UGLY PEOPLE HAVE SEX SINCE 3000 B.C.!!!
"Genesis"
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One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. Here's how it went: "Well ya see, Norm, it's like this... A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK :
Indubitably
Innovative
Preliminary
Proliferation
Cinnamon

THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
Specificity
British Constitution
Passive-aggressive disorder
Loquacious Transubstantiate

THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
Nope, no more booze for me.
Sorry, but you're not really my type.
Good evening officer, isn't it lovely out tonight.
Oh, I just couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing.
Thanks, but I don't want to have sex.
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