~Whiskey Man~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 28th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/vyxk0t3l/
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~A rock ‘n roll drinking anthem~I found the whiskey man one day~his head down on the bar~I’d never had to hold him up~that boiler maker star~

~Whiskey Man~

have ye ever seen it empty
drink it from the bottom
they fill it up and up ye go
laughing in the barroom
have ye ever known a pretty girl
who isn’t mad for dancing
whose passion grows and up ye go
whiskey man romancing
this one’s for the whiskey man
set ‘em up and knock ‘em down
another for the whiskey man
ready for another round

sometimes he rides a bicycle
and leaves it at the bar
the police locked him up a lot
he used to drive a car
when he called the operator
said, honey, please trace this call
the lights are out, the gig is up
but I sure had a ball” yeah
this one’s for the whiskey man
set ‘em up and knock ‘em down
another for the whiskey man
ready for another round we go

he always gives me a listen
never starts no trouble
it sure gives me a lift-me-up
to buy that man a double
he’s grateful as a puppy
a friend who has no friends
whose toothless smile says, “up we go”
empty glasses, end to end, yeah
this one’s for the whiskey man
set ‘em up and knock ‘em down
another for the whiskey man
ready for another round we go again

I found the whiskey man one day
his head down on the bar
I’d never had to hold him up
that boiler maker star
laid him in a wooden box
so when all the ladies passed
they could have a look-me-see
and kiss his whiskey ass, yeah
this one’s for the whiskey man
set ‘em up and knock ‘em down
another for the whiskey man
ready for another round we go again and again and again

this one’s for the whiskey man
set ‘em up and knock ‘em down
another for the whiskey man
ready for another round we go, yeah
this one’s for the whiskey man
set ‘em up and knock ‘em down
another for the whiskey man
ready for another round we go again and again
round we go again

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author avatar mountainside
28th Jan 2011 (#)

I found myself trying to sing this. There's a story here. Thanks.

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author avatar WordWulf
28th Jan 2011 (#)

Give it a listen on my website & sing away!

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author avatar mountainside
28th Jan 2011 (#)

...Really? No wonder I was trying to sing it. I could feel the rhythm. I read "Original Music Page" as well but duh!
Thanks.

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author avatar Artur Victoria
30th Jan 2011 (#)

Fantastic this one !

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author avatar Retired
2nd Feb 2011 (#)

You have some really great work here.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
29th May 2011 (#)

Beautiful!

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author avatar WordWulf
30th May 2011 (#)

Thanks! This is a song my son and I performed, a great barroom piece. Everybody gets up to dance.

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