The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music


I've 1 been a moon- 4 shiner for seven long 5 years
I've spent 1 all of my 4 money on whiskey and 5 beer
I'll go down to some 1 holler and set up my 5 still
I'll 1 sell you a 4 gallon for a two dollar 5 bill

I'll eat when I'm hungry and I'll drink when I'm dry
If whiskey don't kill me, Lord I'll live 'til I die
God bless them moonshiners they're all friends of mine
Their breath is as sweet as the dew on the vine

I'll go down in some grocery and I'll drink with my friends
No women to bother me or see what I spend
God bless them pretty women I wish one was mine
For their breath is more sweeter than even moonshine

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.