Stapleton Beer

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STAPLETON
© Bob Wright
Prohibition killed the breweries
Their fate forever sealed
But when Volstead wasn’t goin
And the beer began a flowin’
All that was left was Piels ( expressions of major disgust :- )

There used to be so many
You could smell it in the air
In the houses and the taverns
And the hillside caverns
Everywhere was beer beer beer (cheers?)
But prohibition killed the breweries
Their fate forever sealed
And when Volstead wasn’t goin
And the beer began a flowin’
All that was left was Piels

Bechtels, Bachmann’s, Bischoff’s
Menken’s, Meuller’s, Griemes,
Rubsam and Horrmann
Had to hire extra barmen
Just to keep all of the locals in the line
But then prohibition killed the breweries
Their fate forever sealed
And after it was over
And the beer began a flowin’
All that was left was Piels

People drank it by the barrel
People drank it by the glass
They guzzled P’s and Q’s
Down with pickled eggs and ne
All of it had to pass
Because prohibition killed the breweries
Their fate unfairly sealed
By the crime th was a’showin
And the bootleggers a’rowin
And the money that was owin
To the neighborhoods a growin
And when Volstead wasn’t goin
And the beer began a flowin’
All that was left was Piels

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from HARBORTOWN, released January 1, 2004

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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