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Thread #24205   Message #274513
Posted By: Little Hawk
09-Aug-00 - 04:18 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: Lyr Add: COPPER KETTLE
I think that one of the great classics in this genre is "COPPER KETTLE" (known to some as "Lay There By the Juniper").

Get you a copper kettle, get you a copper coil,
Cover with new made corn mash, and never more you will toil,
You?ll just lay there by the juniper, while the moon is bright,
Watch them jugs a-fillin', in the pale moonlight.

Build you a fire with hickory, hickory and ash and oak,
Don?t use no green or rotten wood, they'll get you by the smoke,
While you lay there by....

My daddy he made whiskey, my granddaddy did too,
We ain't paid no whiskey tax since 1792,
We just lay there by....

Does anyone know any more verses for it?

Or...suggest a classic alcoholic?s song of your own. Let's see what we can come up with here...

[Many song titles in this thread have been converted to links by a Mudelf.]