This song is
about an actual speakeasy in East Dubuque, Illinois.It was written for the Broadway musical The Pajama Game and
reached No. 2 on the Billboard charts for Archie Bleyer.Cover versions have also been made
by Enoch Light, David Clayton Thomas, Debelah
Morgan sampled it for her hit "Dance With Me" and an instrumental
section of the song was used in the movie Snatch.It has become a nickname for the smoking
room in the House of Commons in London.