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Duffy's Tavern (sitcom, starring Ed Gardner)

    (Syndicated, 1954)

    [long before the Boston bar known as "Cheers" became famous,
     there was "Duffy's Tavern" a New York bar, which had been
     the setting of a long-running radio series;

     Ed Gardner, who starred on both the radio and tv series
     was the show's creator; he played Archie, the manager of
     the bar -- owner Duffy was never to be heard or seen...

     unfortunately this series didn't make the translation to
     television very well...]


Theme: "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"

    [this old standard was originally featured in a 1912 musical
     revue, "The Isle O' Dreams"; and it became a popular song
     during the teens and twenties] 

     Composers: music by Ernest R. ("Ernie") Ball (ASCAP),
                lyric by Chauncey Olcott (ASCAP) and
                George Graff, Jr. (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY

     1978 Publishers: M. Witmark & Sons (ASCAP) and
                      Anne Rachel Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publisher: [in the public domain]

     Composition Date: 1912

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