Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
DADGBE Origins: Corn Whiskey/Moonshine (16) Origins: Corn Whiskey/Moonshine 11 Aug 07


Hi Friends,

I'm looking for a version of a moonshine song with the following words:

Well, I've been a moonshiner now these 17 long years,
Spent all my money on whiskey and beer,
Now I'll go to some holler and set up my still,
And I'll sell you a gallon for a $2 bill.

Chorus:
Corn whiskey, corn whiskey, I like you pretty well.
You've killed all my kinfolks and sent them to hell.
You sent all my kinfolks on rot gut and rye,
And I guess you'll send me when I'm ready to die.

I'll go to some grocery and drink with my friends,
Where the women can't follow and see what I spend.
God bless those pretty women, how I wish they were mine.
Their breath tastes as sweet as the good old moonshine.

Chorus

Well, it's red meat when I'm hungry and moonshine when I'm dry,
Greenback when I'm hard up and religion when I die.
The whole world's a bottle and life's but a dram.
When the bottle gets empty, it ain't worth one damn.

Chorus

The melody was similar to The Waggoner's Lad. Anybody recognize this?


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.