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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    General CommentI know Nirvana covered this song and I think it's pretty cool a more modern artist would appreciate an older one. Leadbelly was the...gosh, long time ago, huh? Anyway, I love this song. I sing it all the time...quite catchy. I think it's about Sunday's being sacred to religious people and you should do all your "bad stuff" on other days. But, to be truly religious, you have to be good all the time. So I think this song is being sarcastic to "Sunday religion" people.
    TaytorToton April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNo gangsta87625 its not a shame. I would have never heard of Leadbelly if it wasn't for Kurts covers.
    2c-easyon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGood point, 2c-easy
    I just love the sarcasm or irony in this song. Im pretty sure leadbelly was a christian, so i think he's kind of criticising hypocritical christians who do bad shit (drinking, beating wives) all through the week then go to church on sunday and act all holy. but he says it all in a really humourous way.
    WhipsFeldmanon October 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAin't it a shame people who cover songs get credit instead of the person that writes them.
    gangsta87625on February 27, 2008   Link

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