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Lyr Req/Add: The Whiskey's Gone (Larry Penn)

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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WHISKEY'S GONE (Larry Penn)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 May 06 - 09:15 AM

Heard this on the radio yesterday and loved it. It's got a catchy lively tune.

THE WHISKEY'S GONE
Larry Penn

My friends'll tell you that it's true: I used to tip a glass or two,
And ev'ry night the flowing cup would rise to court the muse.
Each libation to the gods would mean a whiskey on the rocks,
Until the doctor said, "That's what you get for self-abuse."

Oh, the whiskey's gone, the whiskey's gone, left me here to sing this song.
Once I had a cellar full but now the whiskey's gone.

I always thought there'd be enough, back in the times when I was flush,
To pay the dues and pay the tax and tip the waitress too.
But that's all coming to an end. Now there's not enough to spend
On foolish things the way I did when this guitar was new.

Oh, the money's gone, the money's gone, left me here to sing this song.
Once I had my pockets full but now the money's gone.

And the whiskey's gone, the whiskey's gone, left me here to sing this song.
Once I had a cellar full but now the whiskey's gone.

The wheel of life goes round and round. You ride it up and you ride it down.
There's friends to have and love to hold and lots of things to see.
I don't care how late it gets. I'd only have but one regret,
And that would be if I found out that you'd forgotten me.

Oh, youth is gone, youth is gone, left me here to sing this song.
Once I had my whole life full but now the youth is gone.

And the whiskey's gone, the whiskey's gone, left me here to sing this song.
Once I had a cellar full but now the whiskey's gone.

My boss-man said he'd treat me fine if I would help him rise and shine,
Make him big, and make him rich, and watch the profits grow.
Now he says I get too much. He won't ever make enough.
He took his tools and his machines and he moved to Mexico.

Oh, the jobs are gone, the jobs are gone, left me here to sing this song.
Once the dinner pail was full but now the jobs are gone.

And the whiskey's gone, the whiskey's gone, left me here to sing this song.
Once I had a cellar full but now the whiskey's gone.

I didn't come to make you cry, and I don't want to watch you sigh.
I only thought you might agree that nothing stays the same.
When the party's rolling on and you see morning coming on,
It's time to leave them with a kiss and make them glad you came.

When I'm gone, when I'm gone, you'll still be here with this song.
I hope your calendar is full after I am gone.

And the whiskey's gone, the whiskey's gone, left me here to sing this song.
Once I had a cellar full but now the whiskey's gone.

[From Larry Penn's album, "The Whiskey's Gone," Cookie Man Music Co. CM-92, available from Larry Penn's web site.

[You can hear an archived radio program that contains this song. Click to play. The song begins 34 minutes from the beginning of the program. (RealPlayer lets you skip to the part you want.)]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Whiskey's Gone (Larry Penn)
From: Scoville
Date: 17 May 06 - 09:59 AM

If anyone out there has not heard Larry Penn before, I'd like to add that he plays very nice fingerstyle guitar.


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Subject: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: Mudjack
Date: 09 Aug 06 - 01:37 AM

I have tried the google search and struck out. I heard a wonderful song at the Jew's Harp Festival in Bay City OR this past weekend and can't find it anywhere on the net.
The good news is the CD with the same name is available from the songwriter Larry Penn. The song is: The Wiskey's Gone
Thanks for any results.
Mudjack...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 12:28 AM

I found a brief quote here: Rockzilla World:

Well the whiskey is gone but the pain's still there
My baby is gone and I still care


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: Slag
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 02:55 AM

The whiskey's gone? That's a hellova note!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: GUEST,Brimmo
Date: 14 Aug 06 - 11:10 AM

Oh Lord how happy I am,
Oh Lord how happy I am
And I won't feel sad till the whiskey's gone,
Oh Lord how happy I am.

That's the chorus of an Incredibhle String Band song. Either their first or second album.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: Mudjack
Date: 18 Aug 06 - 09:12 PM

Thanks all, I sent off for Larry Penn's CD with the same title.
Thanks for your postings.
Mudjack


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 19 Aug 06 - 10:30 AM

It's a great song !!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: GUEST,Atbean
Date: 09 Jan 11 - 01:37 PM

I heard that song last night at river city music festival. I was hoping to find the lyrics here! I'm so disappointed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 07:10 PM

THE WHISKEY IS GONE, written by Hank Plank and Kirk Rundstrom, is sung by Whiskey Puppy on their album "Unleashed." From a sample:

...Well, the whiskey is gone, but the pain's still there.
My baby she's gone, O Lord, she's gone and I still care.
Well, I can't stand up, and I can't stand you.
I'd surely leave....

THE WHISKEY'S GONE, written by Roy Wayne Gottstine and Kirk Rundstrom, is sung by Scroat Belly on "Daddy's Farm" (1997). From a sample:

My baby is gone, and I still care.


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHISKEY'S GONE (from Scroat Belly)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 07:20 PM

YouTube has a video of Scroat Belly singing WHISKEY'S GONE, but they only sing this one verse twice:

Well the whiskey is gone, but the pain's still there.
My baby is gone, and I still care.
Well the whiskey is gone, but the pain's still there.
My baby is gone, and I still care.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 07:40 PM

I found another YouTube video of The Tennessee Studs singing WHEN THE WHISKEY IS GONE (sic). This version has 2 verses and a chorus:

CHORUS: Well, the whiskey is gone, but the pain's still there.
My baby she's gone, and I still care.
Well, the whiskey is gone, but the pain's still there.
My baby she's gone, O Lord, she's gone, and I still care.

1. Well, I can't stand up, and I can't stand you.
I'd surely leave if I can find my shoe.
Well, I can't stand up, and I can't stand you
It sure ain't fair, there's one of me but there's two of you.

2. Well, honey, I'm a wreck, but baby, so are you.
You've been that way since the day that I found you.
Honey, I'm a wreck. Baby, so are you.
Well, the whiskey is gone and I just don't know what to do.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: sharyn
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 09:53 PM

The song referenced above is not Larry Penn's "Whiskey's Gone."

Penn's goes

"Whiskey's gone, whiskey's gone,
Left me here to sing this song:
Once I had a cellarful, but now the whiskey's gone."

Larry Hanks sings it, but may not have recorded it -- I don't have a recording of it, but I should -- it is a great song.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE WHISKEY'S GONE (Larry Penn)
From: GUEST,woody
Date: 13 Jan 11 - 10:22 PM

THE WHISKEY'S GONE (G, D) Larry Penn 4/4

1. (G) My friends will tell you that it's true, I used to tip a (D) glass or two
And every night the flowing cup, would rise to court the (G) muse.
Each libation to the gods, would mean "my whiskey's (D) on the rocks."
Until one day the doctor said, "This looks like self a- (G) buse."

Oh, the whiskey's gone, the whiskey's gone, left me here to (D) sing this song.
Once I had a cellar full, but now the whiskey's (G) gone.

2. (G) I always thought there'd be enough, back in the time when (D) I was flush,
To pay the dues and pay the tax, and tip the waitress (G) too.
That's all comin' to an end, now there's not e- (D) nough to spend,
On foolish things the way I did, when this guitar was (G) new.

Oh, the money's gone, money's gone, left me here to (D) sing this song.
Once I had my pockets full, but now the money's (G) gone.
And the whiskey's gone....

3. (G) The wheel of life goes round and round, you ride it up, you (D) ride it down.
There's friends to hug and love to find and lots of things to (G) see.
I don't care how late it gets; I have but only (D) one regret.
And that would be if I found out, that you've forgotten (G) me.

'Cause my youth is gone, youth is gone, left me here to (D) sing this song.
Once I had my whole life full, but now my youth is (G) gone.
And the whiskey's gone....

4. (G) My boss man said he'd treat me fine, if I would help him (D) rise and shine,
Make him big, make him rich, and watch the profits (G) grow.
Now he says I make too much, he can't ever (D) get enough.
So he took his tools and his machines, and he moved to Mexi- (G) co.

Oh, the jobs are gone, the jobs are gone, left me here to (D) sing this song.
Once the dinner pail was full, but now the jobs are (G) gone.
And the whiskey's gone....

5. (G) I didn't come to make you cry, I don't want to (D) watch you sigh.
I only thought you might agree, that nothing stays the (G) same.
When the party's rolling on, and you see morning (D) coming on,
It's time to leave them with a song, and make them glad you (G) came.

Oh, when I'm gone, when I'm gone, you'll still be here to (D) sing this song.
Smile when you remember me, after I am (G) gone.
And the whiskey's gone.... (twice)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 14 Jan 11 - 04:44 PM

The only one I ever heard is by Larry Penn.
Both seem to be keepers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 11 - 07:54 PM

The one I was looking for is the one that goes:
CHORUS: Well, the whiskey is gone, but the pain's still there.
My baby she's gone, and I still care.
Well, the whiskey is gone, but the pain's still there.
My baby she's gone, O Lord, she's gone, and I still care.

It had a lot more verses though.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone
From: babypix
Date: 16 Jan 11 - 11:21 AM

Larry Hanks did NOT record this song, but performs it regularly. It is always a very popular request number and great sing-along. By the way, for those of you NOT familiar with the very wonderful OTHER songs of Milwaukee's Larry Penn, he has made several albums of mostly original music, which are thought-provoking, plain-spoken, and with haunting melodies. Penn still performs occasionally, so check various midwest festival rosters. He is also associated with Bruce Phillips and The Rose Tattoo.

Deborah Robins-Hanks
www.larryhanks.com
www.cdbaby.com/cd/hanksrobins


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Whiskey's Gone (Larry Penn)
From: GUEST,Steven Strauss
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 10:29 PM

I'm producing Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins' third duet CD, and Larry Penn's "The Whiskey's Gone" is my favorite song in the collection - so far. The lyric is great - "it's time to leave 'em with a kiss and make 'em glad you came." It's so right for the Hanks oeuvre.

I got to produce their first two CDs of duet, too, and I recommend them for happy listening to one and all. "No Hiding Place" and "Old Times." It's like catching maple syrup from a tree; the hard part is not messing up what nature got right in the first place.


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