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One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

In the style of

George Thorogood

Lyrics

wanna tell you
a story
'bout the
house-rent blues

i come home
one friday
had to tell
the landlady
i done lost my job

she said that don't
confront me
long as i get
my money next friday
now next friday come
i didn't get the rent
and out the door
i went

so i goes
to the landlady
i said
you let me slide

i'll have the rent
for you
tomorrow or
the next day
i don't know

so she let me
slide along
you know people
i notice
when i come home
in the evenin'

she ain't got nothin'
nice to say to me
but for five years
she was so nice
know what
she was lovey-dovey

i come home one
particular evenin'
the landlady said
you got the
rent money yet

i said no
can't find no job
therefore i ain't
got no money
to pay the rent

she said
i don't believe
you're tryin' to
find no job

said i seen you today
you were standin'
on a corner
leanin' up
against a post

i said but i'm tired
i been walkin' all day
she said that don't
confront me

long as i get
my money next friday
now next friday come
i didn't have the rent
and out the door
i went

so i go down
the streets
down to my
good friend's house

i say look man
i'm outdoors
you know
can i stay with you
maybe a
couple of days

he said-a let me go
and ask my wife
he come outta
the house
i could see in his face
i knowed it was no

he said-a
i don't know man
she kinda funny
and all
i said i know
everybody funny
now you funny too

so i go back home
i tell the landlady
i got a job
i'm gon' pay the rent
she said yeah
i said oh yeah

and then
she was so nice
lord she was
lovey-dovey

so i go in my room
pack up my things
and i go
i slip on out
the backdoor
and down the streets
i go

she-a hollerin'
about the front rent
she be lucky
to get any
back rent
she ain't gon' get
none of it

so i stop
at a local bar
you know people
i go to the bar
i rent my coat
i call the bartender
said look man
come down here

he got down there
said what you want
one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer

well i ain't seen
my baby since
i don't know when
i been drinkin'
bourbon whiskey
scotch and gin

gonna get high man
i'm gonna get loose
need me
a triple shot
of that juice
gonna get drunk
don't ya have
no fear

i want one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer
one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer

but i'm sittin' there
at the bar
i'm gettin' drunk
i'm feelin' mellow

i'm drinkin' bourbon
i'm drinkin' scotch
i'm drinkin' beer
looked down the bar
here come
the bartender
i said look man

come down here
said what you want
one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer

no i ain't seen my baby
since the night
before last
gotta get
a drink man
i'm gonna get gassed

gonna get high man
i ain't had enough
need me a triple shot
of that stuff
gonna get drunk
won't ya listen
right here

i want one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer
one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer
well alright

yeah

scratch my back baby

yeah

now by this time
i'm plenty high

you know when
your mouth be
gettin' dry
you plenty high
looked down the bar
i seen my bartender
i said look man
come down here

he got down there
and said
what you want
this time
i said look man
a-what time is it

he said the clock
on the wall say
three o'clock
a-last call
for alcohol

so what you need
one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer

lord i ain't
seen my baby
since-a
nigh on a week

gotta get drunk man
till i can't
even speak
gonna get high man
listen to me

one drink
ain't enough jack
ya better
make it three
gonna get drunk
i'm gonna make it
real clear

i want one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer
one bourbon
one scotch
and one beer

Details

  • Duration : 8:25
  • Key : E
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1977
  • Language : English

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