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Don't Drink It In Here

(Frankie Jaxon ?)

Transcribed from vocals by Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon with Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band, recorded March 20, 1929.
From Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, vol. 1. 1926-1929, Document Records, DOCD-5258.
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[Almost all spoken]

Now, here!
Now, I'm not gonna let you break up my flat!
Take your time now, easy now!
Here! Here, here, here, here!
Take it down, now!
I ain't gonna have that!
I ain't gonna have it!
I mean I ain't gonna have it in here!
You takin' too much liberties!

Don't drink it in here!
Don't drink it in here!
Well, I bought it in here!
Well, I'll sell you this booze, and I'll sell you this beer,
But take it outside, don't drink it in here!
Don't drink it!
Don't drink it in here!
I ain't gonna let you drink it in here!
Get your coat, get your hat,
This ain't that kind of a flat!
This ain't that kind of a flat!

Don't you drink it in here!
I mean, don't drink it in here!
I'm gonna tell you, I respect your maw,
But you gotta respect the Jones's law!
I mean, don't drink it in here!
Gotta drink it in here!
No, you can't drink it in here!
Why can't I...
Five years, ten thousand fine,
Now, you know I ain't gonna let you get out of line!
Can't let you get out of line!

[Muttering, shouting, arguing in background, behind kazoo in foreground]

Wait a minute, I hear the law coming...
Uh-oh! Uh-oh! Uh-oh!

I told you not to drink it in here!



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Published 11/17/99.


 


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