MOUNTAIN DEW

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MOUNTAIN DEW

“Good Old Mountain Dew” is a song composed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford. In addition
to being a folklorist, Mr. Lunsford was a lawyer, who defended clients in criminal cases
involving moonshining. The original refers to traditional blind trading methods of
purchasing illegal liquor. Subsequently, many folk verses have been added regarding the
wondrous virtues of home brewed alcohol, and its effect on various individuals.
There’s a big holler tree down the road here from me where ya lay
down a dollar er two. Well you go round the bend and when you come
back again there’s a jug full o’ good ole mountain dew
Oh they call it that ole mountain dew and them that refuse it are few.
I’ll shut up my mug if you fill up my jug with some good ole mountain dew.
Now my uncle Nort, he’s sawed off and short, he measures about four
foot two, but he thinks he’s a giant when you give him a pint of that
good ole mountain dew.
Well my ole aunt Jill bought some brand new perfume. It had such a
sweet smellin’ pew, but to her surprise, when she had it analyzed, it
was nothin but good ole mountain dew.
Instrumental… dum dee dum dum dee dum dee dum
Well the preacher rolled by with his head heisted high, said his wife
had been down with the flu, and he thought that I ought just uh sell him
a quart of that good ole mountain dew.
Instrumental
Well my brother Bill’s got a still on the hill where he runs of a gallon
or two. Now the buzzards in the sky get so drunk they can’t fly from
smellin’ the good ole mountain dew.
Oh they call it that ole mountain dew and them that refuse it are few.
I’ll shut up my mug if you fill up my jug with some good ole mountain dew