Have Patience                                                                                                   
Moonshine is plenty, no doubt;
Yes, you can get it, that true.
Just seek a bootlegger out,
He'll sell his poison to you.
Still, booze is passing away,
Thought there is many a leak;
Rum wasn't built in a day,
Rum can't be smashed in a week.

Hooch has held man in its thrall,
Age after age, it appears;
We can't get rid of it all
Just in a couple of years!
There's bound to be some delay
Getting the dryness we seek,
Rum wasn't built in a day,
Rum can't be smashed in a week.

Taking their drinks from the mob
Isn't a cinch, you can bet;
It is a wearisome job,
Drying a land that was wet;
Still, we are winning the fray,
Beating the bootlegging clique;
Rum wasn't built in a day,
Rum can't be smashed in a week.


Published in: 1923, NEA Service, Inc.





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