A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 27, 2019
“Every day and twice on Sunday” ("Six times a week and twice on Sunday")

"Every day and twice on Sunday(s)” is a saying that has been used in several ways. The first citations involve Christian prayer. “Preaching once every Day (twice on Sundays)” was printed in The South-Carolina Gazette (Charleston, SC) on December 8, 1746. “Divine service is performed on board every day, and twice on Sunday” was printed in the Jackson’s Oxford Journal (Oxford, UK) on August 22, 1795.

Many entertainments offer Sunday matinées. “There are two performances every Sunday—a matinee at half-past ten, and the regular evening entertainment at half-past seven” was printed in the Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle on January 4, 1871. However, the expression was only infrequently applied to entertainments.

“Twenty years ago most of the preachers preached politics six days a week and twice on Sunday” was printed in the Burlington (VT) Daily Sentinel on November 21, 1876. This form of the expression became popular in sports and meant, when referring to boxers, “I’ll beat him religiously” or “I’ll beat him all the time.” “Jim McDonald, manager of George Robinson, is one of the many handlers of fighters that believes that Johnny Wilson can defeat Bryan Downey six days a week and twice on Sunday” was printed in the Boston (MA) Herald on August 4, 1921.

The song “Six Times a Week and Twice on Sunday” (1949) was sung by The Andrews Sisters. The lyrics mentioned “kissing by the garden gate” (making love).


Wikipedia: Matinée
In the performing arts, film exhibition, and other forms of entertainment, a matinée is a performance or exhibition in the afternoon (or occasionally earlier), as distinguished from the evening.

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8 December 1746, The South-Carolina Gazette (Charleston, SC), pg. 1, col. 2:
... preaching once every Day (twice on Sundays) ...

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22 August 1795, Jackson’s Oxford Journal (Oxford, UK), pg. 1, col. 3:
Divine service is performed on board every day, and twice on Sunday.

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12 September 1826, The Times (London, UK), pg. 3, col. 5:
He drinks very hard, is regularly drunk once a day, and twice on Sunday.

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9 August 1841, The Morning Chronicle (London, UK), pg. 4, col. 5:
“All prisoners were to attend the religious services every other day, and twice on Sundays, ecept the governor excused those from illness, or some other reasonable excuse.”

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4 January 1871, Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle, “The Comedy Season of 1871-72,” pg. 2, col. 1:
There are two performances every Sunday—a matinee at half-past ten, and the regular evening entertainment at half-past seven.

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21 November 1876, Burlington (VT) Daily Sentinel, pg. 3, col. 2:
Twenty years ago most of the preachers preached politics six days a week and twice on Sunday, with a morning lesson before sermon and a Republican prayer meeting in the evening.

4 August 1921, Boston (MA) Herald, “Platts Likely to Bother Gibbons” by W. A. Hamilton, pg. 21, col. 1:
Jim McDonald, manager of George Robinson, is one of the many handlers of fighters that believes that Johnny Wilson can defeat Bryan Downey six days a week and twice on Sunday.

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22 June 1925, The Standard Union (Brooklyn, NY), “Hylan Sounds Veiled Warning to Subordinates,” pg. 1, col. 3:
The mayor bitterly attacked the newspapers, declaring that a good many of them “play the traction game six days a week and twice on Sunday.”

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18 December 1934, Zanesville (OH) Signal, “Sports Parade” by Henry McLemore (United Press), pg. 8, col. 3:
They’ll fight the set-up negroes six days a week and twice on Sunday, but let them get tough and they start throwing up color lines until you get a rainbow effect.

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28 December 1939, The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), pg. 11, col. 7:
PRO HOOP SQUAD BEST IN WORLD
Could Beat Any College Basketball Team, Old-Timer Believes.
TROY, N. Y., Dec. 27. (AP)— Now that they’ve cleaned up professional basketball, one of the game’s immortals wants to see the best pro team against the best college outfit, and he’ll take the pros every time.

“Or,” smiles lanky, gray-haired Ed Wachter, one of the game’s greatest centers and a former Harvard basketball coach, “six days a week and twice on Sundays.”

31 July 1943, Army Times (Washington, DC), pg. 8, col. 1:
No Beans!
BIGGS FIELD, Tex.—It used to be beans six days a week and twice on Sundays in the old Army, but all that’s changed now.

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10 August 1945, Brockway (PA) Record, pg. 4, col. 5 ad:
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MY WIFE’S DEBTS—until she starts serving that wonderful, nourishing, energy-packed cereal—Grape Nuts. Every day. Twice on Sunday!

OCLC WorldCat record
Six times a week and twice on Sunday (I get a kiss by the garden gate) / from the film “Adam’s rib” / words and music by Cole Porter ; arranged by Jack Mason.
Author: Teepee Mitchell; Lew Porter; Jimmy Lally; Cole Porter; Jack Mason
Publisher: New York [N.Y.] : Chappell & Co., ©1949.
Edition/Format: Musical score : No Linguistic Content

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9 November 1949, The Evening Times (Sayre, PA), “This Week’s Release,” pg. 2, col. 3:
Six Times A Week, Twice on Sunday
MARGARET WHITING
-- JIMMY WAKELY

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6 September 1951, Daily News (New York, NY), “Candy for Randy” by Gene Ward, pg. 84, col. 4:
As he tells you these things you get the feeling he has no doubt whatsoever that he can beat the fabulous Sugar six days a week and twice on Sundays.

OCLC WorldCat record
Six times a week and twice on Sunday
Publisher: New York : Robert Music Corporation, 1969.
Edition/Format: Musical score : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Once a day and twice on Sunday : self care tips for caregivers.
Publisher: Encintas, CA : CareSsentials, [2004]-
Edition/Format: eJournal/eMagazine : Document : Periodical : English

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The Andrews Sisters - Six Times a Week and Twice on Sunday (With onscreen lyrics)
Oct 10, 2010
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Gerald Butler. Every day and twice on Sunday. Before and after the matinee show.
1:19 PM · May 31, 2011·Echofon

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I’d go with Tom Jones every day of the week, twice on Sundays and an afternoon matinee on a Tuesday #thevoice
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