White Winos (Loudon Wainwright III cover)

by Loudon Wainwright III

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    Free download! Living-room cover of Loudon W.'s "White Winos".

     

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Recorded with the help of living-room solitude and bourbon. This song was written by Loudon Wainwright III (check out his family tree, amazing talent - Rufus being my favorite). Single take, one mic. Hope you like.

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Mother liked her white wine
When she was alive.
She was desperate to live
But her limit was five.
Carefully I'd kiss her
And send her off to bed.
We always stuck with white wine
We stayed away from red.

Always stick with white wine
Stay away from-
Mother liked her white wine
She'd have a glass or two
Almost every single night
after her day was through.
Sancerre, chardonnay, chablis,
Pinot grigio,
Just to take the edge off
Just to get the glow.

You've got to take the edge off
If you wanna get the...

Mother liked her white wines
She'd have a glass or three
And we'd sit out on the screen porch
White winos mom and me.
We'd talk about her childhood
Recap my career.
When we got to my father
That was when I'd switch to beer.

We got to the old man
And I'd always switch to-
Mother liked her white wine
She'd have a glass or four.
Each empty bottle a dead soldier:
The marriage was the war.
When we blurred the edges
When we drank a lot,
That's when I got nervous
When the glow got hot.

I always get nervous
When the glow gets...

I still like my white wine
And I'll have a glass or two,
When I'm down I'll drink some whisky
It's something I shouldn't do.
And every now and then I'll
Take a drop of red.
When I'm with a woman
That I wanna take to bed.

When I'm with a woman
That I wanna take to-
Mother liked her white wine
When she was alive.
She was desperate to live
But her limit was five.
Carefully I'd kiss her
And send her off to bed.
Thank God we stuck to white wine
And we stayed away from-

Mother liked her white wine.

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released July 29, 2012
Loudon Wainwright III

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