Lyr Req: Beer Drinking Woman
ADD: If You See Kay (Memphis Slim) (14)
Subject: Beer Drinking Woman Lyrics|
From: John Galt
Date: 22 Feb 99 - 06:55 PM
I've heard the song "Beer Drinking Woman" performed on more than one occassion and would appreciate help locating the lyrics. I believe it was written by the old bluesman 'Black Ace'.
Subject: Lyr Add: BEER-DRINKING WOMAN|
Date: 22 Feb 99 - 10:47 PM
I have never heard Black Ace's version. I got these lyrics from a Memphis Slim recording. I can't swear it is the same song, but what the heck...
I walked into a tavern to give a girl a nice time.
I got down to my last quarter and she said, "I know you ain't through."
Every now and then, she'd excuse herself and say, "I gotta step around back here."
I hope this helps.
Subject: Lyr Add: BEER DRINKING BABY|
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 23 Feb 99 - 03:42 PM
I hope this is the song you are looking for. I got it at Blues Lyrics Online, a great resource. Check it out at
BEER DRINKING BABY
The writer of this song is unknown. It was recorded in 1949 for Mercury, with John Coltrane in the backing group. You can find it on "The Mercury Blues 'n' Rhythm Story 1945-1955" (8 CD box)
I've got a beer drinkin' baby, well she drinks both night and day
She drinks beer in the morning, beer in the night,
When she walks the streets all night, up and down 7th Avenue
Subject: RE: Beer Drinking Woman Lyrics|
From: John Galt
Date: 23 Feb 99 - 05:08 PM
Thanks for the response. I believe the version I heard utilized verses from both sets of lyrics. I should be able to have fun with these.
Thanks again, JGalt
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beer Drinking Woman|
Date: 14 Apr 11 - 01:33 PM
I saw Memphis Slim and Wee Willie Dixon perform this song in 1968. It was at the old Gate of Horn in Chicago. For years, I tried to find a recording, and I found it on the Memphis Slim album referred to above.