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Blues Vintage:
I Drink Good Whiskey


Merline Johnson Ė Vocals
Aletha Robinson Ė Piano
Big Bill Broonzy Ė Guitar
Fred Williams Ė Drums

July 30, 1937
Chicago, Illinois

Piano in Eb





INTRO

I drink good whiskey, good whiskey is all I crave
I drink good whiskey, good whiskey is all I crave
It looks like good whiskey, goiní to carry me to my grave

I donít want no liquor, that sells for 5 cents a shot
I donít want no liquor, that sells for 5 cents a shot
Just give me bottle in bond, Ďcause it really hits the spot

If I get full of good whiskey, and stagí up to your door
If I get full of good whiskey, and stagí up to your door
Just forgive me this time, daddy, and I wonít be bad no more

I drink good whiskey, and I drinks it all the time
I drink good whiskey, and I drinks it all the time
And when I get drunk, daddy, ooh well well, baby, please donít pay me no mind

PIANO SOLO

(Spoken: Yes, I wished I had a neck like a giraffe, so when I take a drink it would tickle my throat a long time)

Hey hey, good whiskey, Lord, itís really killing me
Hey hey, good whiskey, Lord, itís really killing me
If I canít get good whiskey, I donít know what will become of me

dj:
Yes, I wish I had a big package of ribs, so when I take a drink it would pick up my soul a long time

I'm pretty sure about "soul".  Not so certain about "big package of ribs".

Johnm:
Hi guys,
I think Merline's spoken comment is:

Yes, I wished I had a NECK LIKE A GIRAFFE, so when I take a drink it would TICKLE MY THROAT a long time.

That's pretty clever, if you ask me!
All best,
Johnm

dj:
AWESOME, John!  I'm really glad you heard it because it's a great line.

Blues Vintage:
That's a great line, and some excellent hearing. Thanks , John.

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