"Whiskey Man" as written by and John Entwhistle....
Whiskey man's my friend, he's with me nearly all the time
He always joins me when I drink, and we get on just fine

Nobody has ever seen him, I'm the only one
Seemingly I must be mad, insanity is fun
If that's the way it's done

Doctors say he just a figment of my twisted mind
If they can't see my whiskey man they must be going blind

Two men dressed in white collected me two days ago
They said there's only room for one and whiskey man can't go

Whiskey man will waste away if he's left on his own
I can't even ring him 'cause he isn't on the phone
Hasn't got a home

Life is very gloomy in my little padded cell
It's a shame there wasn't room for whiskey man as well

Whiskey man's my friend, he's with me nearly all the time
He always joins me when I drink, and we get on just fine
Just fine


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"Whiskey Man" as written by John Entwistle

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    General CommentGreat song by Entwistle about a guy who's insane and sees this guy, Whiskey Man.
    whofreak777on November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...it cracks me up every time. Go John!
    guitaresson February 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthahaha lovely song.

    "i can't even ring im ause he isn't on the phone, hasn't got a home"
    john's great.

    love the horn playin in this one, a lot like the part in pictures of lilly
    cosmicjiveon March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere (most likely in Dear Boy) that this song is about Keith and his many personalities - the most common one: the Whiskey Man
    the orrible ooon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTypical John Entwistle humor here. I love it.
    Tom_And_Jerryon July 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentinteresting side not: john entwistle couldn't pronounce the 'r' in friend, so they double tracked the first line with him saying "fwend" in one take and "flend" in the other, then melded them together. if you listen closely you can hear it.
    Shazbonon November 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Fresh and playful yet somewhat dark humour.
    Turtle1631991on February 06, 2015   Link

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