Lynyrd Skynyrd Poison Whiskey Lyrics

(pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd) Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Ain't the One
  • 2 Tuesday's Gone
  • 3 Gimme Three Steps
  • 4 Simple Man
  • 5 Things Goin' On
  • 6 Mississippi Kid
  • 7 Poison Whiskey
  • 8 Free Bird
  • Daddy was a Cajun, raised on Southern land
    And so my kinfolks tell me, was a street-fightin' man.
    Well, they rushed him down to see the doctor
    "Hey doctor, won't you check his head?"
    The only thing that was wrong with him
    Was Johnny Walker's Red
    He drank ole poison whiskey
    'Til it killed him dead.

    It happened back in the bayou many years ago
    Satan came to take him and he did it real slow
    Well, they rushed him back to see the doctor
    The doctor just shook his head,
    "Twenty years of rotgut whiskey
    Done killed the poor man dead."
    He drank ole poison whiskey
    'Til it killed him dead.

    Take a tip from me, people... brothers can't you see
    Ain't no future in ole poison whiskey.
    They're gonna rush you down to see the doctor,
    The doctor's gonna shake his head.
    The only thing he's gonna tell ya
    "Stop drinkin' Johnny Walker's Red
    Don't drink poison whiskey, don't you drink it boy.

    Written by: Edward C. King, Ronnie Van Zant
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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