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]
Luther G. Presley (March 6, 1887 – December 6, 1974) was a songwriter, musician, and composer, who is best-known for writing the lyrics to the gospel song "When the Saints Go Marching In".
Luther G. Presley was born on Beckett Mountain in Faulkner County, Arkansas on March 6, 1887. He studied music beginning at the age of 14, where he excelled. He soon became choir director. He wrote his first song, "Gladly Sing," when he was 17. He furthered his study in singing and music, under renowned teachers.
Luther Presley wrote the lyrics for the gospel spiritual "When the Saints Go Marching In", in 1937, while Virgil O. Stamps composed the music and melody to the famous work.
Luther Presley was inducted into the Southern Gospel Mus… Go to person page >