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Thread #39068   Message #1410290
Posted By: GUEST,Jim Dixon
15-Feb-05 - 07:23 AM
Thread Name: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: WHISKEY RIVER (Johnny Bush, Paul Stroud)
Mentioned by Scoville above.

(Johnny Bush - Paul Stroud)
« © '72 Willie Nelson Music »

Whiskey river, take my mind.
Don't let her mem'ry torture me.
Whiskey river, don't run dry.
You're all I've got. Take care of me.

I'm drowning in a whiskey river,
Bathing my mem'ry's mind in the wetness of its soul,
Feeling the amber current flowing from my mind,
And leaving a heart you left so cold.*

[*Variant: "And warm an empty heart you left so cold."]

[Recorded by Johnny Bush, Freddy Fender, Willie Nelson, Trick Pony, and several others.]