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PROHIBITION SONG

THERE WAS A LITTLE MAN
WHO HAD A LITTLE CAN
AND HE WENT TO VISIT THE GROWLER
HE WENT TO THE SALOON
ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON
AND HE HEARD THE OLD MAN HOLLER
NO BEER TODAY
NO BEER TODAY
WE DON'T SELL BEER ON SUNDAY
NO BEER TODAY
NO BEER TODAY
YOU'LL HAVE TO COME AROUND ON A MONDAY

Submitter comment: THIS WAS LEARNED FROM THE BEER MAN AS HE WALKED DOWN THE
STREETS DURING PROHIBITION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cries of street vendor
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
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