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On The Wagon

Posted by Steve Blackband on September 25, 2003

Anyone heard where 'on the wagon' comes from?

We heard it maybe means people on the wagon going to be hanged. The hangings were done in the courtyards of pubs, and the guy 'on the wagon' about to be hanged couldnt have a drink.
Sound phony! But I do know hangins were done in courtyards of English pubs (one pub in my old town is actually called 'The Strugglers'.)