"White Winos" as written by and Loudon Wainwright Iii....
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 off to bed,
We always stuck to white wine,
We stayed away from red.
Always stick with white wine,
Stay away from red.

Mother liked her white wine,
She'd have a glass or two,
Almost every single night,
After her day was through.
San se chardonnay chaiblie,
Pinot gris jiot.
Just to take the edge of,
Just to get the glow.
You've got to take the edge off.
If you wanna get the –

Mother liked her white wine,
She'd have a glass or three.
We'd sat 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.
Every bottle a dead solider,
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.
And when I'm down I'll have some whiskey,
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,
And I want to take to bed.
When I'm with a woman and I want to 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 off to bed,
Thank god we stuck to white wine,
We stayed away from –
Mother liked her white wine.


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    General CommentMy current favourite Loudon song - such a pleasant song to listen to and I feel, a slightly sad song too.
    kaleidoscope_eyeon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe is great at catching that bittersweet memory kind of feeling...it's kind of the same way in "Motel Blues", what a great writer...great songs.
    sglasson June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe always plays it live
    TonyInPortlandon April 20, 2015   Link

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