Bootlegger's Boy

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Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their music has been called old-time, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs. Recording since 1998, they have released four studio albums—O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008), and Carry Me Back (2012). Their song "Wagon Wheel", co-authored with Bob Dylan, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in November 2011 and has been covered by a number of acts, including Darius Rucker. more »

I was born and raised, 
A bootlegger's boy, 
In the Cherokee Hills, 
I applied my trade, 
In Mountain City, 
I had me a time, 
Just making money, 
On Moonshine. 

So I hauled my load, 
Into Knoxville Town, 
I met me a gal, 
And we knocked around, 
But them Knoxville girls, 
Can't leave me alone, 
In my suits so fine, 
And my bottle of corn. 

I'm going back to Mountain City, 
Where I can make another run, 
Load my trunk with Moonshine whiskey, 
I am a brave Bootlegger's son. 

Yeah I sold that corn, 
To the Circuit Judge, 
On the Public Square, 
To Mayor Trent, 
But I met with trouble, 
On the tracks one night, 
With a drunken man, 
I commenced to fight. 

Yeah I fought five rounds, 
Then I put him away, 
With a wicked jab, 
From a razor blade, 
And the women screamed, 
As the bottles broke, 
On stoney ground, 
Where the blood did flow. 

I'm going back to Mountain City, 
Gonna make those revenues run, 
I killed a man in a feud of whiskey, 
I am a cruel Bootlegger's son. 

Now I roam the night, 
Just to hide my shame, 
I lost all my money, 
Can't find a friend, 
Gonna drag my bones, 
To the mountainside, 
If corn don't kill me, 
I might never die. 

I'm going back to Mountain City, 
Or else they'll hang me this I know, 
I killed a man in a feud of whiskey, 
I am a cruel Bootlegger's boy. 

I'm going back to Mountain City, 
To the Cherokee Hills I started from, 
Going home broke ain't it a pity, 
I am a cruel Bootlegger's son.

Written by: KETCH SECOR

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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