If you are a loafah an' a drunkard

If you are a loafah an' a drunkard

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [If you are a loafah an' a drunkard an' a sot]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If you are a loafah an’ a drunkard an’ a sot,
A-blowing’ in for whiskey all de nickels dat you got,
W’en you get religion you c’n sing a-nudder tune,
An’ it’s “Goodbye, Mistah Saloon.”
O glory!

Refrain:
“Goodbye, Mistah Saloon,” goodbye!
You can’t git me back, an’ it’s no use fo’ to try;
I got money in de band, an’ carpet on de flo’,
Ain’t agoin’ to waste mah nickels no mo’;
All my children am a-singin’ dis tune,
“Goodbye, Mistah Saloon.”
O glory!
“Goodbye, Mistah Saloon,” goodbye!
You can’t git me back, an’ it’s no use fo’ to try;
I got money in de band, an’ carpet on de flo’,
Ain’t agoin’ to waste mah nickels no mo’;
All my children am a-singin’ dis tune,
“Goodbye, Mistah Saloon.”

2 Ain’t no use a-votin’ ef you ain’t a-votin’ right,
Fer votin’ does de business ef de ballot’s pure an’ white;
Ef we get togedder it will happen mighty soon,
Den it’s “Goodbye, Mistah Saloon.”
O glory! [Refrain]

3 W’en we gets de women all a-votin’ same as men,
De times’ll sure get better dan dey evah yit have been;
Looks to me dis minute lak it’s comin’ mighty soon,
Den it’s “Goodbye, Mistah Saloon.”
O glory! [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #171

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you are a loafah an' a drunkard
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Goodbye, Mistah Saloon, good-bye

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