The SuBourbon Blues Project - Chris Ford
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Can't Bring Your Whiskey
Lyrics
Verse:
I sit here in lock up, just 'cross the state line
For sellin' home brew whiskey, tryin' to make a dime
I call my ol' lady, Come get me from jail
She ain't got no money, she can't go my bail

Chorus: Bring your donations, down to the country store
If you can't save me from prison, I can't bring you your whiskey no more.


Verse:
The judge she done told me, got to do my time.
'cause I broke probation; sellin'shine.
Call me Popcorn Sutton. Don't put heat on me
'cause I might blow my top, if the judge won't set me free.


Chorus: Bring your donations, down to the country store
If you can't save me from prison, I can't bring you your whiskey no more.


Instrumental verse

Chorus: Bring your donations, down to the country store
If you can't save me from prison, I can't bring you your whiskey no more.

Bridge to end:
If you can't save me from prison, I can't bring you your whiskey no more.
If you can't save me from prison (music stops)
Ain't gon' be no more Popcorn Sutton home brew whiskey......

End spoken vocals:
Popcorn Sutton disaster relief fund. Kindly Leave your donations in the jug.

Music to end....
Description
Short Song Description:
Based on Popcorn Sutton's final legal battle before committing suicide at age 65, rather than going to prison.
Long Song Description:
Popcorn Sutton was the most famous moonshiner from the NC/TN mountains. In the early 2000's he was arrested in NC for parole violation, and a lot of mountain folk were trying to raise money for his legal fund. After exhausting his legal options, and finding out he had terminal cancer, Popcorn committed suicide rather than spend 18 months in prison.- This song is based on his final legal battle, trying to avoid prison late in life.
Story Behind the Song:
Popcorn Sutton was a famous moonshiner in the NC/TN mountains. In the early 2000's he was arrested in NC for parole violation, and a lot of mountain folk were trying to raise money for his legal fund. I was inspired for the song when I went into a country store, and saw a plastic jug on the counter at check out that said, "Popcorn Sutton's Legal Fund - Donations Welcome".
Credits
Lyric Credits: Chris Ford
Music Credits: Chris Ford, James Fletcher, Jon Fletcher, Mitchel Fletcher, Tim Gonzales
Producer Credits: Chris Ford
Publisher Credits: Chris Ford
Performance Credits: Chris Ford, James Fletcher, Jon Fletcher, Mitchel Fletcher, Tim Gonzales (pay for performance studio musicians)
Label Credits: N/A
Metadata
Song Length: 3:44
Primary Genre: Blues-Rock
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Famous People
Subject Matter 2: General
Mood 1: Anxious
Similar Artist 1: Hank Williams Jr.
Similar Artist 2: Blackfoot
Language: English