1 O have you heard the story
OF what the states have done?
They’ve voted out the booze shops
To cause of right has won;
They’ve been a long time with us,
“Too long” has been our cry,
But now they’ve gone forever
So let the tidings fly.
Goodbye forever saloon,
Goodbye, good riddance saloon,
We’ve had you many years,
With ruin and with tears,
Now its goodbye forever saloon.
2 Saloons were on the crooner,
Saloons were in the square;
But legislative action
Has put them out for fair.
They’ve gone from this glad nation
With all their crime and woe,
From out our land they’re banished,
We’re glad to see them go. [Refrain]
3 The water wagon’s coming;
Let ev’ry state get on,
From Maine to Honolulu,
The gulf to Oregon.
So put the Brewers horses
Upon the farm again,
To spend their lives aplowing,
Or harvesting the grain. [Refrain]
Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #71
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #71||Goodbye Forever Saloon||O have you heard the story||[O have you heard the story]||J. L. H.||1922|
|Solid Rock #d68||Have you heard about Jesus||O have you heard the story||Luther G. Presley||1952|