White Lightning

by The Cornichons

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Music & lyrics by J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper)


Well way down in Kentucky, way back in the hills
lived my old pappy daddy and he had him a still
He brewed white lightnin' till the sun went down
Then he'd fill up a jug and he'd pass it around
Mighty mighty pleasin my pappy's corn squeezin
(Whew, white lightnin')

Well I asked my old pappy why he called his brew
White lightnin 'stead of mountain dew
I took a little sip and right away I knew
And my eyes bugged out and my hair turned blue
Mighty mighty pleasin my pappy's corn squeezin
(Whew, white lightnin')

Yeah the G men, T men, revenuers too lookin for the place where he made his brew
They were lookin for to book him but my pappy kept on cookin
(Whew, white lightnin')


Yeah the city slicker came and he said I'm tough
I think I want to taste that powerful stuff
He took one swig and he drank it right down I heard him moanin' as he hit the ground
Mighty mighty pleasin your pappy's corn squeezin
(Whew, white lightnin')


released December 26, 2010
John Miller, guitar & vocals
Jon Kessler, guitar & vocals
Aura Rosenberg, keyboard & vocals
David Humphrey, bass & vocals
Dan Walworth, drums & vocals



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