Get you a copper kettle
Get you a copper coil
Fill it with new made cornmash
And never more you'll toil.

You'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch the jugs a'filling
In the pale moonlight.

My daddy, he made whiskey
And my grandaddy did too
We ain't paid no whiskey tax
Since seventeen ninety-two.

You'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch the jugs a'filling
In the pale moonlight.

Make you're fire with hickory
Hickory, ash, and oak
Don't use no green or rotten wood
They'll catch you by the smoke.

You'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch the jugs a'filling
In the pale moonlight.

Get you a copper kettle
Get you a copper coil
Fill it with new made cornmash
And never more you'll toil.

You'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch the jugs a'filling
In the pale moonlight
In the pale moonlight.


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    General Commenti'm surprised no one has commented on this one!

    i love how IRISH this song is! and Matt's Si Bheag Si Mohr intro on the tin whistle is always a pleasure to hear.
    Elby65on June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually an old Appalachian tune, which Jump usually sandwiches between an intro and outro of "Si Beag, Si Mhor"
    judithavoryon June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a traditional Appalachian song and sounds Irish because of the Scot-Irish heritage of the Appalachians. It is about bootlegging and moonshine. JLC are amazing when they play these older songs they really know how to breath life back in to the music.
    Globalnomadon March 31, 2006   Link

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