American Old Time Song Lyrics: 32 You Cant Get A Drop On A Sunday

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You Can't Get a Drop on a Sunday.

In a prohibition town where they put rum down
And lock it up from Saturday till Monday;
Then the drug-store clerk you try for to work
To get a hummer early on a Sunday.
At the end of the week you go to bed,
And pet up next day with ahead;
You'll look rather pale and you want a cocktail,
But you can't get a drop on a Sunday.

You'll feel very dry and you sneak on the sly
To try and get a hummer on a Sunday;
Also the bum, he's fond of his rum.
And he'll work the barrel on a Sunday.
Content yourself, you may as well.
And drink the sparkling sarsaparilla;
Don't wish prohibition was in h-I
When you can't get a drop on a Sunday.

If you're playing to luck, you'll go chase the duck,
But you won't get a drop on a Sunday;
Try as you may, this much I'll say,
You will have to wait until a Monday.
The side doors they are closed up tight,
The bar-room it contains no light,
So you'll have to get your load on a Saturday night,
For you can't get a drop on a Sunday.

You can't work the gate and put it on the elate,
For that's been abolished on a Sunday;
Since the new blue law we'll drink no more,
Unless we wait until a Month .
The can and basket stand no show,
The oil-can racket will not go;
You can see the girls hustle with a kettle in their bustle,
But they can't get a drop on a Sunday.

Some say it is a sham, but you can't get a dram,
Try as you may upon a Sunday;
License is high and there's no use to try,
For they don't dish it out till a Monday.
The price will shortly go up high,
And one with cramps will have to die,
So a cramp would be risky where you can't get whisky,
For you can't get a drop on a Sunday.

In days gone by if a man felt dry
He could sneak in an alley on a Sunday;
Now you walk about a mile to try and get a smile,
But you can't get a drop on a Sunday.
How a man will scheme and try
To get spirits of frumenty,
I know its rather rough, for I've been there myself,
When you can't get a drop on a Sunday.
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