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​Bootlegging Blues

This song is by Jim Jackson and appears on the compilation album Jim Jackson Vol. 1 (1927-1928) (1992).

Since corn liquor came in style, that's plenty money to be made
Just get a job at one of these stills and you surely will be paid

I'll tell you, it's a mighty risk to run and a mighty chance to take
To spend your money for the corn that the bootleggers make

The bootleggin' man got his bottle in his hand
And all he needs is a little more speed
So he can out-run the Revenue man

When the bootlegger goes to his still, get ready to make his stuff
He's got his concentrated lye, cocaine and his snuff
Spoken: He'll fix you up a drink, just won't quit!

It'll make you fight a circle saw
Make you slap the ladies down
And make you pick a fight with your Pa

The bootleggin' man got his bottle in his hand
And all he needs is a little more speed
So he can out-run the Revenue man

I went home the other night, I swore I wouldn't drink no more
Until saloons come back with bottled in bond and the days of long ago

But I see that will never be, so I just got drunk again
I haven't nothin', as long as corn liquor lasts 'til I got no money to spend

The bootleggin' man got his bottle in his hand
And all he needs is a little more speed
So he can out-run the Revenue man

The bootleggin' man got his bottle in his hand
And all he needs is a little more speed
So he can out-run the Revenue man