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Thread #24205   Message #2232728
Posted By: GUEST,Andy, Port Erin, I-O-M
10-Jan-08 - 12:29 AM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: Lyr Add: LIGHTNING BAR BLUES (Hoyt Axton)
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

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


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


©1970 Lady Jane Music (BMI)