Bootlegger's Boy

Album: Carry Me Back (2012)
  • I was born and raised,
    A bootlegger's boy,
    In the Cherokee Hills,
    I applied my trade,
    In Mountain City,
    I had me a time,
    Just making money,
    On Moonshine.

    So I hauled my load,
    Into Knoxville Town,
    I met me a gal,
    And we knocked around,
    But them Knoxville girls,
    Can't leave me alone,
    In my suits so fine,
    And my bottle of corn.

    I'm going back to Mountain City,
    Where I can make another run,
    Load my trunk with Moonshine whiskey,
    I am a brave Bootlegger's son.

    Yeah I sold that corn,
    To the Circuit Judge,
    On the Public Square,
    To Mayor Trent,
    But I met with trouble,
    On the tracks one night,
    With a drunken man,
    I commenced to fight.

    Yeah I fought five rounds,
    Then I put him away,
    With a wicked jab,
    From a razor blade,
    And the women screamed,
    As the bottles broke,
    On stoney ground,
    Where the blood did flow.

    I'm going back to Mountain City,
    Gonna make those revenues run,
    I killed a man in a feud of whiskey,
    I am a cruel Bootlegger's son.

    Now I roam the night,
    Just to hide my shame,
    I lost all my money,
    Can't find a friend,
    Gonna drag my bones,
    To the mountainside,
    If corn don't kill me,
    I might never die.

    I'm going back to Mountain City,
    Or else they'll hang me this I know,
    I killed a man in a feud of whiskey,
    I am a cruel Bootlegger's boy.

    I'm going back to Mountain City,
    To the Cherokee Hills I started from,
    Going home broke ain't it a pity,
    I am a cruel Bootlegger's son. Writer/s: KETCH SECOR
    Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, DO WRITE MUSIC LLC
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