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Traditional

Song Information

Origin: Traditional (Appalachia, MidAtlantic, South, 1900s) First released by Tommy Jarrell (1976)

Lyrics

Raleigh and Spencer are burning down No there ain’t no liquor in town No there ain’t no liquor in town Whatcha gonna do to wet them lips When the whole darn town runs dry When the whole darn town runs dry I been all around this whole wide world I been down to Memphis Tennessee Yes I been down to Memphis Tennessee I played cards with the kings and queens I shot dice with old Jesse James I shot dice with old Jesse James I can eat more chicken than any one gal can fry I can tell more low-down lies I can tell more low-down lies I can tell more lies than there’re stars in the sky And I ain’t going to heaven when I die No I ain’t going to heaven when I die I’d trade my shoes for one bottle of booze I’d drink it I’d lay down and die Yes I’d drink it I’d lay down and die You can stomp down all the flowers that’ll grow round my grave But they’ll rise and bloom again Yes they’ll rise and bloom again