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Song Parodies -> "Good Thing Barley: Crops To Booze"

Original Song Title:

"Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues"

Original Performer:

Danny O’Keefe

Parody Song Title:

"Good Thing Barley: Crops To Booze"

Parody Written by:

Merry & Pippin

The Lyrics

It’s 1793 in Western Pennsylvania and the Whiskey Rebellion is heating up... Original song on YouTube

Harvest-time has come today
Crops: must move ’em east to pay
There's inns an’ tolls; bad roads abound
Hard to get my yield to town

Was thwart by weight, so thought with brain:
Grind out moonshine, heave no grain!
In barrels round will transport mine
Across the Alleghenies fine

Some for to vend, some for to use
Good thing barley: lots for brews
Good thing barley: crops to booze

That government is killin’ me
Still payin’ rates in ‘93
That Georgie Pres is causin’ strife
On frontier grumblin’s getting rife

I got my still to change the grain
Take up my gun to ease tax drain
Feds come to calm this mettle down
‘Cus every farmer’s seethin’ now

Here in west Penn. some got infused
Good thing barley: crops to use
Good thing barley: crops for brews
Good thing barley: crops to booze!

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.8
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 5

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Patrick - September 25, 2012 - Report this comment
First song I've ever seen about the Whiskey Rebellion, a sad chapter in American History, when the men who made the Revolution betrayed it, setting an unfortunate precedent we still suffer under today.
Ferment's Last Beer-Run - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I thought the statement made in the title was worthy of three Five-packs!

What Patrick said.

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