LYRICS

Ain't It A Shame

Ain't it a shame to beat your wife on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to beat your wife on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to beat your wife on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday too?
Ain't it a shame?

Ain't it a shame to take a drink on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to take a drink on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to take a drink on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday too?
Ain't it a shame?

Ain't it a shame to beat your husband on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to beat your husband on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to beat your husband on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday too?
Ain't it a shame?

Ain't it a shame to play music on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to pick a gal on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to play the banjo on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday too?
Ain't it a shame?

Ain't it a shame to go to work on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to go to work on Monday?
Ain't it a shame?
Ain't it a shame to go to work on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday too?
Ain't it a shame?

Words and music: Huddie Ledbetter

Sing The Western
Folkland Songs
Song Festival 73
Jack Elliott
At Lansdowne Studios, London