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Spirituality 17 Nov '05 18:49
  1. Standard memberWulebgr
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    17 Nov '05 18:49
    I've been a moonshiner,
    For seventeen long years,
    I've spent all my money,
    On whiskey and beer,
    I go to some hollow,
    And sit at my still
    And if whiskey dont kill me,
    Then I dont know what will,

    I go to some bar room,
    And drink with my friends,
    Where the women cant follow,
    And see what I spend,
    God bless them pretty women,
    I wish they was mine,
    Their breath is as sweet,
    The dew on the vine,

    Let me eat when I am hungry,
    Let me drink when I am dry,
    A dollar when I am hard up,
    Religion when I die,
    The whole world's a bottle,
    And life's but a dram,
    When the bottle gets empty,
    It sure aint worth a damn.


    If you haven't heard Bob Dylan sing this traditional song, then you haven't heard him sing.
  2. Standard memberBosse de Nage
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    17 Nov '05 19:00
    Wouldn't call it a rip-off. Sounds more like what became of the traditional song after a few generations in moonshine country. (Compare "A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go" with "Froggy Went A-Courtin'", also sung by Dylan).
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    17 Nov '05 19:44
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    That's a ripoff of an old Irish drinking song.

    I've played the Wild Rover
    For many's the year
    And I've spent all me money
    On Whiskey and beer

    Blah blah blahblahblah
    blah blah blah blah blaaaaah
    And I never will play the Wild Rover
    No More

    And it's no, nay, never
    Clap clap clap clap
    No nay never no more
    Well I'll play the Wild ...[text shortened]... ed me 'neigh'
    Such a customer like yours
    I could have any day

    And it's no, nay, never...
    the irish can REMEMBER drinking songs??
    hell i sure cant
  4. Standard memberWulebgr
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    17 Nov '05 21:38
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Wouldn't call it a rip-off. Sounds more like what became of the traditional song after a few generations in moonshine country. (Compare "A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go" with "Froggy Went A-Courtin'", also sung by Dylan).
    When the Irish moved to Appalachia, they became moonshiners. They brought the song with 'em, and it evolved.

    American folk music comes from Ireland and became the basis for Country and a lot of classic Rock.
  5. Standard memberRedmike
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    18 Nov '05 11:16
    Originally posted by Wulebgr
    When the Irish moved to Appalachia, they became moonshiners. They brought the song with 'em, and it evolved.

    American folk music comes from Ireland and became the basis for Country and a lot of classic Rock.
    I don't think American folk music comes solely from Ireland.
  6. Standard memberWulebgr
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    19 Nov '05 16:40
    Originally posted by Redmike
    I don't think American folk music comes solely from Ireland.
    Of course not
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