Solid Sterling Music
The Taste Of Whiskey
 
Lyrics
VERSE
We'd been drinkin' at the juke joint
It was just her brother and me
The barkeep said "no more"
But we did not want to leave
So the barkeep called her paw
Thing is, he was also the law

VERSE
Now the chief he come and got us
Took us straight down to the jail
We was kickin' up a fuss
When he would not grant no bail
But that really don't compare
To my next-day nightmare

CHORUS
(Yeah) She took the taste of whiskey, oooh, right out of my mouth
Last time I saw it, mmm, it was flyin' south
She told me I just needed to decide
Would it be her or whiskey by my side
Yeah, she took the taste of whiskey right out of my mouth

RIDE

VERSE
When the chief he took me home
She would hardly speak to me
I think the barrel it was chrome
Right then and there I could see
That my choice was crystal clear
It would be her or the whiskey and the beer

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
You know, she took the taste of whiskey, oooh, right out of my mouth

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
Description
Short Song Description:
Man gets drunk and thrown into jail and has to deal with his wife the next day. Not a pretty picture. He quit drinking.
Long Song Description:
True story about my father-in-law and my mother-in-law's brother. As young men, they went to a watering hole one day and got rowdy when the bartender cut them off. He called the town law (small Southern rural town). The "law" there was father to one of them and father-in-law to the other. He took them to jail and didn't let them out til the next day. He drove his son-in-law home to his wife (the lawman's daughter). It was not a pretty reunion, whereupon she "took the taste of whiskey right out of [his] mouth."
Story Behind the Song:
True story about my father-in-law and my mother-in-law's brother. As young men, they went to a watering hole one day and got rowdy when the bartender cut them off. He called the town law (small Southern rural town). The "law" there was father to one of them and father-in-law to the other. He took them to jail and didn't let them out til the next day. He drove his son-in-law home to his wife (the lawman's daughter). It was not a pretty reunion, whereupon she "took the taste of whiskey right out of [his] mouth."
Metadata
Song Length: 4:02
Primary Genre: Blues-Country
Secondary Genre: Blues-Traditional
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Alchohol, Beer, Wine
Subject Matter 2: Dysfunctional Relations
Mood 1: Disconcerted
Mood 2: Depressing
Similar Artist 2: Delbert McClinton
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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