Eddie Cantor - You Don't Need No Wine to Have a Wonderful Time (1919)

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Archivist: The theme of the song is: "You don't need wine to have a wonderful time, while they still make those beautiful girls."

In 1919, singer Eddie Cantor released You Don't Need the Wine to Have a Wonderful Time, a comic character song from the Ziegfeld Follies. The song went to number 3 on the Billboard charts on February 3, 1920 and stayed there for 7 weeks.

You don’t need the wine to have a wonderful time
While they still make a beautiful girl.
Adam and Eve never tasted Champagne
Still they were able to go out and raise Cain.