I Drink Alone

Album: Maverick (1985)
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  • I drink alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    I drink alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself

    Now every morning just before breakfast
    I don't want no coffee or tea
    Just me and good buddy Wiser
    That's all I ever need
    'Cause I drink alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself

    Yeah, the other night I laid sleeping
    And I woke from a terrible dream
    So I caught up my pal Jack Daniel's
    And his partner Jimmy Beam
    And we drank alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself

    Yeah, the other day I got invited to a party
    But I stayed home instead
    Just me and my pal Johnny Walker
    And his brothers Black and Red
    And we drank alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself

    Yeah my whole family done give up on me
    And it makes me feel oh so bad
    The only one who will hang out with me
    Is my dear old granddad
    And we drink alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself
    I drink alone Writer/s: GEORGE THOROGOOD
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Rick from Los AngelesIn response to the above songfact - Budweiser is in fact not mentioned in the song, though it does sound like it. The line is "Just me and good buddy Wiser" referring to J.P. Wiser's Whisky.
  • Jim from West Palm Beach, FlOld time blues, Thorogood style.
  • Leslie from San Juan Bautista, CaI don't know about the Lee Marvin reference never heard the Grand-Dad, but I have a LIVE album of his and the last stanza is, "Now I have got me a pet up in my penthouse but he never does bothers me
    He ain't no poodle, no pony, he's just a little old wild turkey And we drink alone, yeah, with nobody else That's the way I like it". LOVE the beat and the lyrics to this song!!
  • Joey from Memphis, TnThere's a video with Mr. Marvin in it, and him alone. It's killer, and that version mentions Wild Turkey.

    Joey Ray Wms, Memphis, TN
  • Tommy from Ny, NyI had heard it was written about Lee Marvin. Also, had heard a version of the song that mentions Wild Turkey. Can't find it anywhere though.
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