Moonshine Blues

Hold him, Luke, he might be a bootlegger!

I’ve been drinking all night, babe, and the night before
But when I get sober I ain’t gonna drink no more
‘Cause my friend left me standing in my door

My head goes round and around, babe, since my daddy left town
I don’t know if the river’s running up or down
But that one thing certain is, mama’s going to leave town

You’ll find me reeling and a-rocking, howling like a hound
Catch the first train that’s running Southbound
Oh stop, you’ll hear me saying
Stop, right through my brain

Oh stop that train

So I can ride back home again

Here I’m upon my knees
Play that again for me
‘Cause I’m about to be a-losing my mind
Boys, I can’t stand up, I can’t sit down
The man I love has done left town
I feel like screaming, I feel like crying, Lord
I’ve been mistreated, folks, and don’t mind I’m dying

I’m going home, I’m going to settle down
I’m going to stop my running around
Tell everybody that comes my way
I’ve got those
blues, I say
I’ve got those moonshine blues