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GUEST,Andy, Port Erin, I-O-M Wanted: Songs for alcoholics! (194* d) Lyr Add: LIGHTNING BAR BLUES (Hoyt Axton) 10 Jan 08


My favourite of all time is LIGHTNING BAR BLUES, written by Hoyt Axton but performed by many, many artistes. The best version I ever heard was by Shakin' Stevens and The Sunsets (before the "hit" period". Quite outstanding. These are the lyrics:

Lightning Bar Blues
by Hoyt Axton

CHORUS:
I don't need no diamond ring
I don't need no Cadillac car
Just want to drink my Ripple wine
Down in the Lightnin' Bar
Down in the Lightnin' Bar

Some people value fortune and fame
I don't care about 'em none
Just want to drink my Ripple wine
I want to have my good time fun
Have my good time fun

CHORUS

When I die don't cry for me
Don't bury me at all
Place my livin', laughin', lovin' bones
In a jar of alcohol
Hundred proof alcohol

CHORUS

©1970 Lady Jane Music (BMI)


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