John Law Burned Down the Liquor Sto'

Album: Down From The Mountain (2001)
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  • Moonshine Whiskey
    Outta be a crime
    When I start drinkin'
    I'm bound to lose my mind
    Oh Brother got to get some one more time

    Now what's that smokin'
    Yonder cross the hill
    Looks like my secret hideaway
    We've had so many years
    John Law done come and run us way from here

    He burned down a liquor store
    He burned down a liquor store
    John Law burned down a liquor store
    John Law burned down a liquor store
    For that bootleg whiskey, Where we gonna go?

    Workin' in the fields
    All the hot long day
    Dreaming about those nights
    We used to drink our blues away
    But now I fear I'm drinkin'my own tears

    He turned water to whiskey
    That's what the preacher say
    Lord I need a miracle
    To get me through the day
    Muddy water come and wash my blues away

    He burned down a liquor store
    He burned down a liquor store
    John Law burned down a liquor store
    John Law burned down a liquor store
    For that bootleg whiskey, Where we gonna go?

    John law didn't mind us
    Having a little fun
    When we made money
    He would get him some
    The joint will rock until the morning come

    But when the money got low
    He took me off to jail
    I drink all my corn whisky
    Had no more to sell
    I didn't have no one to get me out on bail

    He burned down a liquor store
    He burned down a liquor store
    John Law burned down a liquor store
    John Law burned down a liquor store
    For that bootleg whiskey, Where we gonna go?

    Good morning judge
    What may be my fine
    When the judge taste my corn whiskey
    He didn't give me no time
    He said could you make me some more of your moonshine Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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