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Thread #167100   Message #4040510
Posted By: Jim Dixon
18-Mar-20 - 01:03 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: You Better Quit Drinking Shine
Subject: Lyr Add: YOU'VE GOT TO STOP DRINKING SHINE (Tanner
You can hear this recording at YouTube:


YOU'VE GOT TO STOP DRINKING SHINE
As recorded by Gid Tanner, Columbia 15716-D, 1930. (Solo voice and banjo.)

SPOKEN: All right, boys; this here's "Cut Out That Shine." That's what you ought to do.

1. The state has cut this whiskey out,
But they let you have a little wine.
Most ev'rybody gettin' on a drunk
And they must be drinkin' that shine.

CHORUS: God don't like it, I know. (3x)
[It's a] scandal and a shame.
God don't like it, I know. (3x)
[It's a] scandal and a shame.

2. Some men won't pay their honest debt,
Let their bills get far behin',
Draw their money ev'ry week
And drink it all up in shine. CHORUS

3. This old world's gwine to be lost
[If it] keep on like it's goin'.
God's folk cannot have a church
With people drinkin' that shine. CHORUS

4. They say the yellow corn
Makes the very best kind.
Better go to makin it up in bread
And stop that makin' that shine. CHORUS

5. If you are a soldier of the cross,
Make it up in your mind:
Serve the Lord with all o' your might
And stop that drinkin' that shine. CHORUS


[Copies of these lyrics can be found at several places on the internet, but they are misattributed to Rev. I. B. Ware.]