The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3648   Message #39056
Posted By: BSeed
23-Sep-98 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: Moonshine Songs
Subject: RE: Moonshine Songs
One that I guess hasn't been mentioned is "Little Brown Jug." And if we're taking lines referring to moonshine from songs that aren't necessarily about moonshine, there's "Okie from Muskogee" by Merle Haggard. The chorus ends "And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all." (Interesting that Hag considered breaking the law to drink moonshine a thrill, but smoking dope a no-no, despite the fact that far more people have gone blind or just plain died from moonshine than marijuana.) --seed

By the way, how about expanding the thread to include dope songs? I posted "Down to Seeds and Stems Again Blues" but it hasn't made it onto the trad.