Don't Buy the Liverwurst


When you go to the delicatessen store,
Don't buy the liverwurst,
Don't buy the liverwurst.

I repeat what I just said before,
Don't buy the liverwurst,
Don't buy the liverwurst.

Oh buy the corned beef if you must,
The pickled herring you can trust,
And the lox puts you in orbit A-OK.
But that big hunk of liverwurst
Has been there since October First,
And today is the Twenty-Third of May!

So when you go to the delicatessen store,
Don't buy the liverwurst,
Don't buy the liverwurst.

It'll make your insides awfully sore!
Don't buy the liverwurst.
Don't buy the liverwurst!

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From Allan Sherman's medley song, "Schticks of one, and half a dozen of the other".


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JMC, United States

1 June 2014 at 1:59pm

Why is it when lyrics get published, the words are different from what you hear on the record/CD/radio? It's "The salami is A-OK, not "Lox put you in orbit..." That line doesn't even fit the melody ("Down by the Riverside"). I remember hearing this one on the radio when I was a kid, and the words here are NOT the ones I know.

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Grace, United States

23 May 2014 at 2:57pm

My sister and I remember this song from our youth, and every year on May 23, we remind each other early in the morning not to go out to lunch and EAT LIVERWURST!

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Therese, United States

9 November 2012 at 11:40pm

This song was often sung at summer camp when I was little.

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Lolo, Kenya

21 December 2011 at 11:35pm


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Sam, Mountain Home Usa

30 July 2010 at 2:04pm

Was looking for catchy songs and found this site

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Britney, Hollywood Ca

6 March 2009 at 11:57pm

I love this song I have no clue why no one voted for it! Oh and I am a McDonalds fan my self and I love there chocolate milkshake!

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