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Whiskey and Sweet Heaven

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Whiskey and Sweet Heaven

Postby bdog » Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:39 pm

Can anyone explain this? Variations of these lyrics are in many songs. Is it like "The Aristocrats" joke?

HERE'S Dock Boggs, an Appalachian banjo player and singer born in 1898: "Give me corn bread when I'm hungry, good people,/Corn whiskey when I'm dry,/Pretty women a-standing around me,/Sweet heaven when I die."

Gillian Welch's "Tennessee":

It's beef steak when I'm working
Whiskey when I'm dry
Sweet heaven when I die
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