RETURN TO: PROHIBITION!

RETURN TO: SONGS

 
SCENE: The 18th Amendment has passed. The ‘New Law of the Land’ is here.  Everybody chimes in.  Alderman Tony Cermak, Mayor Thompson, Governor Small. And finally-the coming of Alphonse Capone.
 
PROHIBITION

 

Prohibition
Prohibition
every bum and electrician
everyone in recognition
Prohibition!

Prohibition
Prohibition
every crook and statistician
on the hook of abolition
Prohibition!

Prohibition
Prohibition
every cop and politicians
every shop and exhibition
Prohibition!

Prohibition!
this Prohibition!
this is merely superstition
based on fear and apparition
Prohibition!

Prohibition!
this Prohibition!
by the rule and the definition
is a foolish imposition
Prohibition!

Prohibition!
Prohibition!
it will lead to a competition
through the greed and the acquisition
Prohibition!

Prohibition!
Prohibition!
I’m just a man who’s on a mission
whiskey, greed and ammunition
Prohibition!

Prohibition!
Prohibition!
I’d like to thank this dear commission
for making such a clear decision
Prohibition!