Lyrics: First verse The mahogany is dusty, All the pipes are very rusty, And the good old fashioned ""musty"" Doesn't musty anymore; All the stuff got bum and bummer, From the middle of the summer, Now the bar is ""on the hummer,"" And ""For Rent"" is on the door:First Refrain How sad and still tonight, By the old distillery! And how the cobwebs cob, In its old machinery! But in the mountain tops, Far from the eyes of cops, Oh! how the moon shines on the moon shine so merrily! How sad and still tonight, By the old distillery! And how the cobwebs cob, In its old machinery! But in the mountain tops, Far from the eyes of cops, Oh! how the moon shines on the moonshine so merrily! How sad and meeerrily! Second verse Goodness me, how mis’ry doubles! Ain’t one thing to use for bubbles, For to drown away your troubles, Now the tide has gone and went; Days and nights are getting bleaker, Shiv’ring for an old time sneaker, Even water’s getting weeker, ‘Bout one tenth of one percent:
Second refrain How sad and still tonight, By the old distillery! And how the mourners mourn, By the Lager Brewery! So, Mister, if you please, Don’t let nobody sneeze, Up where the moon shines on the moonshine so stillily! How sad and stillily!
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php