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Kentucky Bootlegger Come all you booze-buyers if you want to hear About the kind of booze they sell around here. Made way back in the swamps and hills Where there's plenty of moonshine stills. Some moonshiners make pretty good stuff Bootleggers use it to mix it up. He'll make one gallon, well he'll make two If you don't mind boys, he'll get the best of you, One drop will make a rabbit whip a fool dog And a taste will make a rabbit whip a wild hog It'll make a toad spit in a black snake's face Make a hard shell preacher fall from grace, A lamb will lay down with a lion After drinking that old moonshine So throw back your head and take a little drink And for a week you won't be able to think. The moonshiners are getting mighty thick And the bootleggers are getting mighty slick If they keep on bagging, they better beware They'll be selling each other I do declare. Recorded by the New Lost City Ramblers RG
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