"Ain't It a Shame" as written by Huddie Ledbetter....
Ain't it a shame to go fishin on a Sunday
Ain't it a shame
Ain't it a shame to go fishin on a Sunday
When you got Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Oh, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Ain't it a shame

Ain't it a shame to have a drink on Sunday
Ain't it a shame
Ain't it a shame to have a drink on Sunday
When you got Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Oh, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Ain't it a shame

Ain't it a shame to beat your wife on Sunday
Ain't it a shame
Ain't it a shame to beat your wife on Sunday
When you got Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Oh, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Ain't it a shame


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"Ain't It a Shame [#][Demo Version]" as written by Huddie Ledbetter

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  • +3
    General CommentIt is very obvious. Gospel Song. Sunday is holy day. It is very cool to hear Nirvana's version (I never heard Leadbelly's version anyway).
    scoffedon December 14, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow Christians do all of this shit EXCEPT on Sundays... how every other day is free day to drink, go fisihng and even beat your wife, as long as it isnt Sunday. Just my hypothesis ^_^
    the_masked_magicianon December 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLovely lyrics. Fuck God.
    .nevermindon January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLedbelly cover. I kinda like this song once Kurt picks up the pace towards the end.
    RaistlinMagiuson November 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHELL YES! The ultimate anti-baptist song.
    meateatingorchidon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always makes me think of the HSB video :)
    LiveWireson December 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment... and it reminds me a bit of Son Of A Gun too, mainly cuz it's such an up beat song.
    .nevermindon January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt means everything you guys said.

    P.S. If you know shit about nirvana then you know that my name doesnt mean i want you to send me an email
    Talk to meon February 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHYYY beat your wife on a sunday, when you've got Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday?!

    Classic line right there lol.
    .nevermindon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL seriously. But you have a husband And a wife Aunt Fe Fe? Lucky
    WaitingForNirvanaon March 28, 2005   Link

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