I went out to get some groceries the other day From my neighborhood grocery store And before I could open my mouth The grocery man said "No! You can't get that no more" That's what he said, you can't get that no more He said, "I sold all I had the other day It ain't me Mr. Jordan, it's the OPA You just can't get it, you got to do with what you got Ain't go have no more for the duration, You got to be careful with your boots on"
The hip cats used to stand on the corner in their zoot suits And them long chains hanging down all looking cute, But things is very different now since Uncle Sam has got some Japs to shoot
You can't do that no more You can't do that no more No more standing on the corner day and night Cause Uncle Sam says you got to work or you got to fight So you can't do that no more No you can't do that no more
You know the glamour gals stopped glamorizing They working in defense plants wearing slacks And some of them fine chicks is cutting out everyday Joining the wave, the spas and the wax Now fellas, you can't get that no more I am telling you fellas, you just can't get it You can't jive these girls like you used to do Cause some of them is making more money than you I am telling you boys, you just can't get that no more No you can't get that no more
You know the girls used to wake up every morning And say lord send me a handsome man One that is physically fit But uncle sam has got all of them now And the gals is got to take just what they can get
You can't get that no more Aint no need to be giggling girls You just can't get it no more that's all Girls you can't be particular You've got to take what's left Either them worn out 3A's or them beat up 4F's That's all you just can't get it no more No you can't get that no more