The Moonshiner

Melody -

1. I've been a moonshiner for many a year
I've spent all my money on whiskey and beer
I'll go to some hollow and set up me still
I'll make you a gallon for a ten shilling bill.

2. I'll go to some hollow in the country
Ten gallons of wash I can go on a spree
No woman to follow and the world is all mine
I love none so well as I love the moonshine.
  3. Moonshine dear moonshine oh how I love thee
You killed me poor father but dare you try me
Bless all the moonshiners and bless all the moonshine
It's breath smells as sweet as the dew on the vine.

4. I'll have moonshine for Liza and moonshine for May
Moonshine for Lu she'll sing all the day
Moonshine for my breakfast, Moonshine for my tea
Moonshine me hearties, it's moonshine for me.

I'm a rambler I'm a gambler I'm a long way from home
And if you don't like me well leave me alone
I'll eat when I'm hungry I'll drink when I'm dry
And if the moonshine don't kill me I'll drink till I die.

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