BOTTLE OF WINE
Tom Paxton is a well-known American folk singer and singer–songwriter who has been
writing, performing and recording music for over forty years.
His songs have experienced enduring appeal, including modern standards such as “Bottle
of Wine”, “Whose Garden Was This?”, “The Marvelous Toy”, and “Ramblin’ Boy”.
Paxton’s songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger and The Weavers, Judy Collins, Joan
Baez, Doc Watson, Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul and Mary, The Kingston Trio, The Chad
Mitchell Trio, John Denver, Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner, Willie Nelson, Flatt &
Scruggs, The Fireballs, and many others.
He has performed thousands of concerts around the world in such places as Australia,
New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium,
Holland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and all over the United States; and his
songs have been translated into various languages. Paxton enjoys a strong relationship
with fans throughout the world.
Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, when you gonna let me get sober.
Let me alone. Let me go home. Let me back and start over.
Well, I’ve rambled around this dirty old town singing for nickels and dimes.
Times getting’ rough. I can’t get enough to buy me a little bottle of wine.
Well, little hotel, older than hell, cold as the dark in the mine.
Light so dim, I had to grin, I got me a little bottle of wine.
Well, the preacher will preach and the teacher will teach. The miner will dig in the mine.
I ride the rods, trusting in God, huggin’ my little bottle of wine.
Well, pain in my head, bugs in my bed, pants so old that they shine.
Out on the street, I tell the people I meet to buy me a little bottle of wine.
Botttle of wine, fruit of the vine, when you gonna let me get sober.