"I Drink Alone" as written by and George Thorogood....
I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Now every morning just before breakfast
I don't want no coffee or tea
Just me and good buddy Wiser
That's all I ever need
'Cause I drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Yeah, the other night I laid sleeping
And I woke from a terrible dream
So I caught up my pal Jack Daniel's
And his partner Jimmy Beam
And we drank alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Yeah, the other day I got invited to a party
But I stayed home instead
Just me and my pal Johnny Walker
And his brothers Black and Red
And we drank alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

Yeah my whole family done give up on me
And it makes me feel oh so bad
The only one who will hang out with me
Is my dear old granddad
And we drink alone, yeah
With nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself
I drink alone


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"I Drink Alone" as written by George Thorogood

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  • +1
    General CommentI don't understand why he leaves that lady in the bar. he easily could have hit it
    BigBlockElectraon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about (obviously) drinking alone, and the various reasons/situations in which one would do so. Each of the "people" he is drinking with are bourbons, denoting his specific choice in drinks.

    I disagree that he makes it sound like fun. The songs music may sound like uptempo blues/rock, but the lyrics specifically mention him drinking to start the day, because he had a nightmare, because he couldn't stand to be with other people, and because his family rejects him for some reason. All of those suggest a lack of happiness in his life.
    anabel.lion October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, "old grandad" should be capitalized because it is the brand name of a bourbon.
    anabel.lion October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a song about drinking alone, with nobody else...and while drinking alone, prefering to be by oneself :D
    ZinbobDanon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm surpised he doesn't have more comments! These songs are the best drinking songs ever!
    kmk_natashaon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it is. I never could understand why george didnt have more success--great fun catchy songs!
    hangwire13on February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI alway's listen to this song when i go on my whisky binge's in summer. There alway's so true, but I dont like how much he Georgy boy glorifie's drinkin alone...he make's it seem a whole hell of alot funner then it actually is...
    Albertaboyon September 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat better personifies the blues than a stiff drink?
    onelokikittyon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though I don't drink, this song rocks. I always thought the line "dear old granddad" was "dear old grayin' dad".
    bnsfjordanon April 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDrinking alone is so "taboo" so I play this song to make myself feel better about drinking alone.
    RockNRollJenon June 19, 2009   Link

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