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Rank this week: 32 (↓32)
Duration: 2:47 
Release Date: 1966  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Allan Sherman & Neil Hefti (sav-man) 
Music By: Allan Sherman & Neil Hefti (sav-man) 
Produced By: Jimmy Hilliard (sav-man) 
Released By: Warner Brothers Records (sav-man) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #340118438 (M_Robertcop) 
  • This song was based on a popular diet that was getting coverage in the news at the time. (sav-man)
  • From Sherman's 1966 album MY NAME IS ALLAN. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Oh, I'm on the Drinking Man's Diet,
    It came from a book I was loaned.
    It's really terrific and quite scientific
    And I'm half stoned.
    For breakfast some cornflakes and vodka,
    But cornflakes have carbohydrate;
    So I don't eat those fattening cornflakes,
    I eat the vodka straight.

    Drink, drink, everyone drink;
    It's not as bad as we used to think.
    With every Manhattan your stomach will flatten,
    So drink, drink, drink.

    The Air Force invented this diet,
    A fact which they hotly deny.
    Of course they deny it, 'cause this is the diet
    That got the Air Force high.
    For lunch you can have three martinis,
    What better lunch is there than that?
    But caution: do not eat the olives,
    'Cause olives make you fat.

    Drink, drink, everyone drink;
    It's not as bad as we used to think.
    If pounds you would burn off, then turn on your Smirnoff,
    And drink, drink, drink.

    For dinner, a nice Scotch and soda
    Now that oughta help you to lose.
    No whipped cream, no butter, just lay in the gutter
    And booze, booze, booze.

    Suppose you should meet a policeman,
    Who says you've been quenching your thirst;
    You just tell him it's physical fitness
    And health comes first!

    Drink (hic!), drink (hic!), booze everywhere (hic!);
    Pass that decanter of bourbon there.
    I'm fatter than ever, but here's what's so clever:
    I don't care!
    Current Rating 9.5 (3 votes)
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