Copper Kettle Lyrics - Bob Dylan

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Get you a copper kettle, get you a copper coil
Fill it with new made corn mash and never more you'll toil
You'll just lay there by the juniper while the moon is bright
Watch them jugs a-filling in the pale moonlight.

Build you a fire with hickory, hickory, ash and oak
Don't use no green or rotten wood, they'll get you by the smoke
You'll just lay there by the juniper while the moon is bright
Watch them jugs a-filling in the pale moonlight.

My daddy he made whiskey, my granddaddy he did too
We ain't paid no whiskey tax since 1792
You'll just lay there by the juniper while the moon is bright
Watch them jugs a-filling in the pale moonlight.









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"Juniper" | Reviewer: Lucia | 11/22/13

I have appreciated Bob Dylan from the time I heard his music for the first time. "Chimes of Freedom" was the song and it went straight to my heart. I have followed his music ever since. I do not remember him singing "Copper Kettle," but just received the latest "Self Portrait" for a gift and that song stood out to me--not only because I have a very good voice and like to sing along with his songs--my precious "honorary grandbaby" is named Juniper (nickname "Junebug") and I love singing it in her honor...

Dylan learned from Joan Baez, writers A.F.Beddoe & Tom Beddoe | Reviewer: NYCMusicMarathon.com | 11/30/12

Bob Dylan used this song to complete his 10th album Desire and to fulfill a contract of 5 albums. He learned it from Joan Baez who learned either from Bob Gibson or A.F.Beddoe (lyrics ). The songwriter was Tom Beddoe, his younger brother. Currently it is performed yearly in metropolitan NYC by Jack Dallas {JackDallas.us} for the folk opera of the same name. It is owned by NYC Music Marathon and they are the producers.

So many years | Reviewer: Don | 10/3/09

I have known this song all my life. My mother used to sing it as part of her folk song set. I love it. But her version was from the first person not the third. She said it was a song from the prohibition era but I've never been able to find out its history.

perfect song | Reviewer: zach | 11/19/07

I have just discovered this song for the first time and it is being performed by gordon lightfoot and terry whelan. They sound beautiful singing duo harmonies and the song is, like stated above in someone else's post, simply haunting.

Dylan ,Baez and smart students | Reviewer: KATE BAKEWELL | 4/16/07

I only ever heard this performed by Joan Baez in the Ulster Hall in Belfast in 1966. It has haunted me intermittently since. Tonight on University Challenge a question about the metal used in stills prompted me to go looking for the lyrics. A deeply moving song from the time when Dylan was most intimately in touch with his country.



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