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bob dylan – moonshiner lyrics



i’ve been a moonshiner for seventeen long years
bm g d a
i’ve spent all my money on whiskey and beer
g a d g
i go to some hollow and set up my still
bm g d
and if whiskey don’t kill me
then i don’t know what will

i go to some barroom and drink with my friends
when the women can’t follow and see what i spent
god bless them pretty women
how i wish they was mine
their breath is as sweet as
the dew on the vine

let me eat when i’m hungry
let me drink when i’m dry
give me dollar when i’m hard up
religion when i die
the whole world’s a bottle
and life’s just a dram
when a bottle gets empty
it sure ain’t worth a d-mn

(originally done around 1963 as a cover, this was released
on the bootleg series, 1-3)
(sent by harlan at