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Lyr Req: songs about moonshine or white lightning

GUEST,campcook@webtv.net 04 Mar 00 - 02:16 AM
GUEST,campcook@webtv.net 04 Mar 00 - 02:21 AM
Stewie 04 Mar 00 - 02:38 AM
rangeroger 04 Mar 00 - 02:39 AM
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canoer 04 Mar 00 - 02:50 AM
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Duffy Keith 04 Mar 00 - 10:45 AM
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Mary G 04 Mar 00 - 04:53 PM
katlaughing 04 Mar 00 - 05:35 PM
Mbo 04 Mar 00 - 06:25 PM
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Lonesome EJ 04 Mar 00 - 06:41 PM
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Subject: I Need Help badly Please
From: GUEST,campcook@webtv.net
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 02:16 AM

Hi I am lookng for songs by any singers dealing with moonshine or white lighting if you know of any Please send them to me Thank you


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Subject: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: GUEST,campcook@webtv.net
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 02:21 AM

Hi I am looking for any songs by any singers dealing about moonshine or white lighting if you know any Please send them to me Thank you


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Need Help badly Please
From: Stewie
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 02:38 AM

Dale Rose posted this site quite a while ago in respect of jake songs. It may be of interest to you:

http://metalab.unc.edu/moonshine/about/index.html

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: rangeroger
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 02:39 AM

Go to the Digitrad Lyrics base and look up "Mountain Dew"
rr


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Need Help badly Please
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 02:40 AM

Here's a few songs for you: The Moonshiner, Good Ole Mountain Dew, and Darling Cory. These are the only songs I think of right off hand. You should look in the database, I'm sure you'll find pleny.


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: canoer
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 02:50 AM

Also search "copper kettle", there are about 4 pages that will come up. Especially you will want "get you a copper kettle, get you a copper coil," that is really good. I'm sorry I don't know how to send you the tune.


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Barbara
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 02:50 AM

Putting the word "moonshine" into the search box up in the righthand corner got me 17 songs, most of them about the alcoholic beverage. Try it, campcook. There's also "Copper Kettle" as well as the ones other folks have listed. You can find the words and often the tune by using the search box for the database here. Welcome to Mudcat.
Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Need Help badly Please
From: Stewie
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 03:01 AM

The New Lost City Ramblers had an entire LP of the stuff, 'Moonshine and Prohibition' Folkways FH 5263. I don't think it has made it to CD, but you could order a custom cassette or CD from Smithsonian/Folkways. In the black tradition, Tommy Johnson's 'Canned Heat Blues' is one of the classics.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Stewie
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 03:16 AM

There's another thread on foot on this, initiated by the same person.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Need Help badly Please
From: Calach
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 07:08 AM

Silly thought probably but Bob Calvert (Lead singer of Hawkwind for a while) had a solo album called "Lucky Leif and the Longships in which he parodied a few American styles.
The one referring to moonshine went like this......
They call me a hog-drunken swine.
Because i like drinking wine.
But I'm not really drunk all the time.
I was sober when I made up this rhyme.
CHORUS; There's moonshine in the mountains and it's flowing so deep,
So grab yourself a bucket; still waters run deep!

A cowboy, he married a squaw.
Who's feet they were size twenty-four.
I'll tell you what he married her for,
If you help me get up from the floor.

I remember it much better now,
It had something to do with a cow...
She could milk it with one foot and plough
With the other... no that aint right somehow.

The last verse is about trampling grapes, but maybe the moonshine's addled my brains too......see ya; Calach


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Need Help badly Please
From: fulurum
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 08:59 AM

tommy makems paddy kellys brew


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Need Help badly Please
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 09:16 AM

"The Humors of Whiskey", aka "The Crayture"; "Ballad of Thunder Road", (theme song from the movie of the same name.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Need Help badly Please
From: Will Bakker
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 09:44 AM

Copper Kettle, written by Albert F. Beddoe, sung by Joan Baez.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Need Help badly Please
From: Duffy Keith
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 10:45 AM

George Jones has a song "white Lightening", and there is an old timey fiddle tune called "whiskey before breakfast".....DK


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 02:48 PM

Oooh...I can get George Jones "White Lightin'" for you. It's a riot!

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Mary G
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 04:53 PM

Thunder Road is a classic...Moonshine Can sung by Ian and Sylvia...I think originally a Newfoundland song but I am not sure...Bill Gallaher has a great one about a rum running boat..well, not moonshine I guess.

mg


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 05:35 PM

I will send this person an email referring them back here for answers.

kat


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHITE LIGHTNIN' (from George Jones)
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 06:25 PM

Here it is--a classic by George Jones.

WHITE LIGHTNIN'

Well in North Carolina, way back in the hills
Lived my old Pappy, and he had him a still
He brewed White Lightnin' till the sun went down
Then he'd fill him a jug and he'd pass it around
Mighty mighty pleasin', Pappy's corn squeezin'
Shhhhhhhhhhooo...White Lightnin'!

Chorus:
Well the G-men, T-men, revenuers too
Were searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were lookin', tryin' to book him, but my Pappy kept on cookin'
Wshhhhh...oooh...White Lightnin'!

Well I asked my old Pappy why he called his brew
"White Lightnin'" instead of "Mountain Dew"
I took a little sip, and right away I knew
Cause my eyes bugged out and my face turned blue
Lightnin' started flashin', thunder started crashin'
Wshhhhh...White Lightnin'!

Chorus

Well a city-slicker came, and he said "I'm tough"
"I think I wanna taste of that powerful stuff!"
He took one s-slug and he drank it right down
And I heard him moan as he hit the ground
Mighty mighty pleasin', your Pappy's corn squeezin'
Wshhhhh...ooh...White Lightnin'!

Chorus


--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 06:35 PM

I am moving my suggestions from the other post: Humors of Whiskey (aka The Crayture) and Thunder Road.


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 06:41 PM

How about Hot Corn, Cold Corn, Pass around the Demi-john?


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 06:57 PM

You're movin' your suggestions Sorch? Are ya afeert uv them revannooers?

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 07:06 PM

You betcha! Me n Paw spint a lotta time lookin fer jist the right radiator, and I sure am doan wanna lose it jist yet!


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 07:07 PM

Thinkin "camp cook" oughter come back soon, the slobber jar is a fillin' up.


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 07:13 PM

Spaw and Sorcha, I just wanted to say I find yall's imitation of Hillbilly-speak un-politically correct in the extreme, and yall best quit before I declare you Anti-Briar, and I have to load up the scatter-gun with rock salt and nails and settle accounts with ye.

Lay-ujh


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 07:21 PM

Sir, yes, sir, (Just don't tell the Revenoors about us!)


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: rainbow
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 07:32 PM

peter rowan does moonshiner

... lorraine


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 07:52 PM

Lookit heer buddy......I ain't one what would ever say stuff like:

These heer beans is cooked too long.
Therez too many fat grams in them Moon Pies.
Honey, theez bonsai trees need a waterin'.
Duct tape won't fix that.
Gimmee the small bag uv pork rinds.
Graceland shur is tacky.
King Richard is English.
Trim the fat offen that steak.
I couldn't find nuthin' at Wal-Mart today.
Them shorts oughta' be a lil longer Darlin'.
I'll have grapefruit instead of biscuits an Gravy.
I don't really care which team wins.
Checkmate
Unsweetened tea tastes better.
The tires on that truck is too big.
Does th salad bar have bean sprouts.

Now iffen ya heer sumkinda stuff like thet comin' outta' my mouth, then ya kin holt it agin me, but til thet time comes, why doan you jez have a RC an a smile an shut ta hell up?

Spaw--Who just acquired another case of Ale8One


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Sorcha
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 07:53 PM

'spaw, we jist wont let 'im hev iny o thet 'shine, will we?


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 08:17 PM

Hmmm...will Tom T. Hall's "I Like Beer" work in this circumstance?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: rangeroger
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 08:36 PM

Years ago Sports Car Graphic magazine had an awesome story about a race car mechanic who had built a mid-engined Pontiac powered sports-racer.
He also built 'shine runners on the side.On a bet he filled the extra tank with 'shine to make a run because the revenoors had gotten themselves a Ferrari.
Well the cops almost caught that sports racer when it ran out of gas.Our hero switched tanks and flat ran away from the cops.
He burned the engine up in the process as that 'shine was just too hot a fuel for an internal combustion engine.
rr


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 08:41 PM

How about "Rapid Roy the Stock Car Boy" by Jim Croce?

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Troll
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 10:36 PM

Sorch an Spaw. Usin'a radiater fer a quile! Whut air yew tew a-tryin'tew dew,cil sumbuddy? Laws-a-mercy, inybuddy with th' sense Gawd give a billygoat noes thet radiatres has got pizen in 'em! An don try tew tell me ye kin bile 'em clean cuz ye kain't!

troll


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 10:44 PM

What about "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle? It has a pipe band playing at the beginning, so that's pretty cool.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Oversoul
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 10:53 PM

Jim Croce,was there ever a more lame excuse for ... whatever he was good for? And why do these mudcat people always resort to that silly parody of gaelic/celtic crap whenever they get flustered? Maybe they are all AOL chip/shit afterall.


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Mbo
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 11:05 PM

Jim Croce is good for me, and that's all that really matters. "Everyone to their own taste, as the old lady said as she kissed the cow."

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: GUEST,thomas the rhymer
Date: 04 Mar 00 - 11:16 PM

I love the old songs of which I forget of moonshinin' whiskey, of gamblin' and debt as horse sense would tell ya there just aint much to it but distillin' it down, guess I'll live till I do it...


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 12:05 AM

There are three "moonshine" songs on Frank Proffitt's first Folk-Legacy recording (now only available as a cassette (C-1) with a booklet of texts and notes on the songs): Moonshine, Rye Whiskey, and I'll Never Get Drunk No More. All three of these refer to the home-made hard stuff. On his "Memorial" recording, C-36, he sings his own "Blackberry Wine (was the cause of it all, oh, my Lord).

Frank, for those of you who have never heard (of) him, was a North Carolina traditional singer, instrument maker, farmer and sometime carpenter. A proud mountain man whom I was pleased to record back in the early 60s. Frank Warner had collected songs from Frank as early as 1938. Frank was Warner's source for the famous "Tom Dooley" of the great folk scare. There are two of Frank's ballads on my new "Ballads and Songs of Tradition" - CD-125 - both accompanied on one of his fretless banjos.

Sandy (resident folk fogey)


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Sorcha
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 12:13 AM

Troll, ma granpappy aluz said to use a radiator jus fer them flatlanders, we doan wan em commin back any ways. Fer all you local phoaks, we git new copper frum the scrap yard.


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From: Troll
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 12:19 AM

Dave, it's not "gaelic/celtic", it's "hillbilly" and I for one figure I've got a right to use it because I was born and raised in the hills.

As far as Jim Croce goes, he wrote a couple of pretty good songs. Theres no telling what he would have given us had he not been killed.

Keep eating those Crabby Flakes for breakfast. They're working.

troll


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From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 01:03 AM

"Ya done a bad crime--an they put me in the jailhouse, for makin' Blackberry wine."..........Damn Sandy, I do love to listen to him. That voice is just........what? Authentic? More than that. I think it bothers me a lot when we talk in threads about voice that I keep thinking of Frank Proffitt. His voice meets no criteria for "good" but you have to love it. Therre's no way I could sing "Blackberry Wine" and do it any justice...and I have a lousy voice!!! But he had something that was just.....whatever it was.

And Davecoje...try some early Jim Croce, or not.

Spaw


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From: Hardiman the Fiddler
Date: 05 Mar 00 - 10:38 PM

Lord have mercy, bless and protect us/ we're having "Whiskey before Breakfast"


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Subject: RE: Help: I need Help badly So Please Help
From: Jacob B
Date: 06 Mar 00 - 12:23 PM

Don't forget Dooley, as in "Dooley, runnin' through the holler, Dooley, tryin' to make a dollar, Dooley, gimme a swaller and I'll pay you back someday."


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