Who Put the Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine?

Hit song of the 1940s. Explanation from YouTube:

Harry (the Hipster) Gibson blends jive & barrelhouse as he pounds out his boogie woogie like Jerry Lee Lewis pounding out rock n roll. A hipster poet precursor to the Beats & even the hippies, his daring lyrics occasionally got him into trouble. "Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs. Murphy's Ovaltine?" is an updating of an old Irish folk song "Who Put The Overalls In Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?" that ended up getting Harry "The Hipster" Gibson blacklisted from radio play, and put his career on a downward slope it wouldn't recover from until the seventies.




Petoskey News Review - Dec 8, 1947



The folk song it was parodying:

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 17, 2021
     Category: Drugs | Music | 1940s





Comments
I found this documentary on Harry "The Hipster" Gibson. It was made by his daughter and granddaughter.
https://youtu.be/jODCiG-E9MQ
Posted by ges on 10/17/21 at 10:58 AM









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