"She's a whiskey headed woman, and she stays drunk
all the time..."
A classic from Big Bill. "I know a little girl, 'bout 16 years old,
she said Bill, stop drinkin' and I will satisfy your soul".
But...nah. No thanks. Bill just keep on a-drinkin'.
Mr. Broonzy has a little more to say about the imbibing of spirits, particularly as it relates to his relations with the opposite sex:
"I'm lookin' for a woman that ain't never been kissed, maybe
we can get along, and I won't have to use my fists, when
I been drinkin'...".
"grandpapa got drunk this morning,
and it made grandmama mad"
Hank Thompson's back, this time with a little honky tonk
ditty that may not have a whole lot new to say on the subject
of being sad and drinking, but is bound to please, nonetheless.
"Drunk men stagger, drunk men fall, drunk men swear and that's not all, quite often they will urinate outdoors."
"Not long ago you held our baby's bottle, but the one you're
holdin' now's a different kind..."
"It's time to have a NUH-therrr!" Complete with hiccups!
Amos says "bad, bad whiskey made me lose my happy home",
which begs the question, if he'd drunk the good stuff, would he have kept his happy home?
Here's Amos once again! Love this line: "the more I think,
the more I drink. the more I drink, the more I think".
A little of the ol' Irish scat singing in this one... or is that
Gaelic they break into every now and then?
Here's ol' Merle once again. He's a man who knows a lot about drinking. No denying that.
Now, with this one, Mr. Cal Smith has got something to SAY!
And he damn sure SAYS it! "we don't need no sermon, you
self-righteous woman, just let us be". Tell her, Cal!
A true classic. And... it has a jew's harp in it!
The Louvin Brothers, now that's country. A tear-drenched
morality tale, this one. Gotta say, though, this tune was
kinda crying out for a chorus, no?
Here's the Louvins again. "my sins were unnumbered..."
Damn! Unnumbered? Must've had some FUN! This one
really kicks in, though, with the spoken verse. Make ya
swear off liquor FOR GOOD!