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Eve Goldberg Origins: Drinkin' That Wine (6) Origins: Drinkin' That Wine 05 Sep 04

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I learned the African American song "Drinkin' That Wine" from Bob Walser, who I think learned it from the Manhaden Chanteymen. It has the refrain:

Drinkin' that wine, wine, wine
Drinkin' that wine oh yes, my lord
You oughta been there ten thousand years
Drinkin' that wine

I found some different lyrics and information in this thread

But what I'm wondering about is, does "You oughta been there ten thousand years, Drinkin' that wine" refer to something specific? A bible story, perhaps?


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