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Mountain Dew TML # 007001
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This song is mostly performed at break-neck speeds and is popular in blue grass circles.
They call it that old mountain dew,
And them that refuse it are few.
I'll hush up my mug,
if you fill up my jug with that good old mountain dew.

My uncle Mort, he's sawed off and short
Measures about four foot two.
But he thinks he's a giant when you give him a pint
of that good old mountain dew.

My Aunty Jane's got a brand new perfume
It has such a sweet smelling pu.
Imagine her surprise when she had it analysed
Turned out to be that good old mountain dew.

The preacher came by with a tear in his eye
He said that his wife had the flu.
We said that he ought to give her a snort
Of that good old mountain dew.

Mr Roosevelt told me just how he felt
The day the whiskey law ran through.
He said if your liquor's red it will swell up you head
Better stick to that good old mountain dew.

My Uncle Bill's got a still on the hill
Where he'll run off a gallon or two.
The birds in the sky get so drunk they can't fly
From Smelling that good old mountain dew.


*******Alternative Version *********

On my first day in court I wish to report,
Now witness my story so true.
When the state closed its case a young man raised his face
And began all these facts to review.
Yes, they call it that old Mountain Dew.
Said those who refuse it are few.
While I know I've done wrong, the temptation is strong
When they call for that Old Mountain Dew.

The deacon drove by in his auto so they
Said his family was down with the flu.
Said he thought that I ought to just get him a quart
Of that good Old Mountain Dew.
Yes, he called it that Old Mountain Dew,
Said those who refuse it are few
So I thought that I ought to just get him a quart
Of that good Old Mountain Dew.
The doctor he phoned just to see me alone
One night about half a-past two.
Said he'd close up his mug if I'd fill up his jug
With good Old Mountain Dew.
Yes, he called it that Old Mountain Dew,
Said those who refuse it are few,
So I closed up his mug when I filled up his jug
With good Old Mountain Dew.

The conductor said with a nod of his head,
"My wife she never knew
That I take my fun when out on my run,
So bring me a quart or two
Of that good Old Mountain Dew ",
For those who refuse it are few
But his wife said to me, you can bring me three
Before his train is due.

My attorney began to turn the lid on the can.
I knew then my case was lost.
Said his honor to me,
I'll set you free if you will pay the cost
For they call it that old Mountain Dew
And those who refuse it are few.
But you acted the man when you took that stand
To swear what is so true.

Note: This is the version that Bascomb Lamar Lunceford (and Lulu
Belle  and  Scotty) copyrighted in 1945 and  that  Lunceford
wrote  in  1920. He claimed that  the  more-familiar  verses
(such  as  the ones sung by Grandpa Jones) were  results  of
folk-processing of his original; others have said that they
preceded his verses. RG
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