Last night the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers lost to University of Kentucky 3 to 14 in what was really a beautiful football game. The Hilltoppers were on fire in the first quarter; I think the Kentucky had maybe a net gain of one yard in the first quarter. Maybe they got two or three… but Western held them to a number that the Kentucky students can reach without taking off their shoes.
What’s that got to do with moonshine, you ask. Well….. Probably nothing. I guess. Kinda made me nostalgic for good ol’ Western… and the top of the hill. I sure would like to go back there someday.
Come all you booze-buyers if you want to hear
About the kind of booze they sell around here.
Made way back in the swamps and hills
Where there’s plenty of moonshine stills.
Some moonshiners make pretty good stuff
Bootleggers use it to mix it up.
He’ll make one gallon, well he’ll make two
If you don’t mind boys, he’ll get the best of you.
One drop will make a rabbit whip a fool dog
And a taste will make a rabbit whip a wild hog.
It’ll make a toad spit in a black snake’s face
Make a hard shell preacher fall from grace.
The Tune: Kentucky Bootlegger in G (PDF)