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Moonshiner 1

(The Bottle song / Moonshine blues)

Traditional, arranged by Bob Dylan © 1991 Special Rider Music

(Official lyrics @ www.bobdylan.com)


15 Oct 1962
LIVE AT THE GASLIGHT 1962
PURE DYLAN - AN INTIMATE LOOK AT BOB DYLAN
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER
   Just About As Good As It Gets!
GASLIGHT TAPES (T-104)

Gaslight Cafˇ, NYC - 15.oct.1962  

I've been a moonshiner for seventeen long years
I've spent all my money on whiskey an' beer
I go to some hollow and sit up my still
If whiskey don't kill me then i don't know what will.

I go to some bar room and drink with my friends
Where the women can't follow an' see what i've spent
God bless those pretty women, i wish they was mine
Their breath is as sweet as the dew on the vine.

Let me eat when i'm hungry, moonshine when i'm dry
Greenbacks when i'm hard up, religion when i die
The whole world is a bottle an' life's but a dram
When a bottle gets empty, god it ain't worth a damn.

I've been a moonshiner for seventeen long years
I spent all my money on whiskey an' beer
I'd go to some hollow and set up my still
And if whiskey don't get me then i don't know what will.  
    

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Moonshiner 2


12 Aug 1963
the bootleg series volumes 1- 3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991
TWELVE CURSES (T-110)
GWW A THOUSAND MILES BEHIND (vinyl bootleg)
70 DOLLAR ROBBERY (vinyl bootleg)
24 (vinyl bootleg)

The Times They Are a-Changin' session 3, Columbia Studio A, NYC - 12.aug.1963  

I've been a moonshiner for seventeen long years
I've spent all my money on whiskey an' beer
I'd go to some hollow and sit up my still
And if whiskey don't kill me then i don't know what will.

I'd go to some bar room and drink with my friends
Where the women can't follow an' see what i've spent
God bless them pretty women, i wish they was mine
Their breath is as sweet as the dew on the vine.

Let me eat when i'm hungry, let me drink when i'm dry
Hmm dollars when i'm hard up, religion when i die
The whole world's a bottle an' life's but a dram
When a bottle gets empty, it sure ain't worth a damn.  
    

Recording dates & record list

15 Oct 1962 1LIVE AT THE GASLIGHT 1962
PURE DYLAN - AN INTIMATE LOOK AT BOB DYLAN
FOLK SINGER-HUMDINGER Just About As Good As It Gets!
GASLIGHT TAPES (bootleg)
12 Aug 1963 2the bootleg series volumes 1- 3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991
TWELVE CURSES (bootleg)
GWW A THOUSAND MILES BEHIND (vinyl bootleg)
70 DOLLAR ROBBERY (vinyl bootleg)
24 (vinyl bootleg)