Whiskey, Johnnie

Whiskey, Johnnie

Traditional - Lyrics from Capstan Bars, by David Bone


Oh! Whiskey is the life of man.
Whis-key! John-nie!
Oh, I'll drink whiskey when I can,
Oh, whis-key for my John-nie!

'Twas whiskey made me pawn my clo'es.
Whis-key! John-nie!
An' whiskey got me a broken nose.
Oh, whis-key for my John-nie!

Oh, whiskey drove my mother mad.
Whis-key! John-nie!
An' whiskey nearly killed my dad.
Oh, whis-key for my John-nie!

Oh, whiskey here, an' whiskey there.
Whis-key! John-nie!
An' I'd drink whiskey anywhere.
Oh, whis-key for my John-nie!

Oh, some likes gin an' some likes beer.
Whis-key! John-nie!
I wissht I had a barrel here.
Oh, whis-key for my John-nie!

If whiskey was a river, an' I could swim.
Whis-key! John-nie!
I'd say "here goes" an' dive right in.
Oh, whis-key for my John-nie!