Won’t Get Drunk No More

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Album: Underneath The Old Red Barn
(traditional)

 

I’d rather be in Richmond with all the hail and rain
Than to be in Georgia, boys, wearin’ that ball and chain

 

Won’t get drunk no more
Way down the Old Plank Road

 

I went down to Mobile, but I got on the gravel train
Very next thing they heard of me, had on that ball and chain

 

Doney, oh dear Doney, what makes you treat me so
Caused me to wear that ball and chain, now my ankle’s sore

 

Knoxville is a pretty place, Memphis is a beauty
Wanta see them pretty girls, hop to Chattanoogie

 

I’ll build me a scaffold on some old mountain high
So I can see my Doney girl as she goes riding by

 

My wife died on Friday night, Saturday she was buried
Sunday was my courtin’ day, Monday I got married

 

Eighteen pounds of meat a week, whiskey here to sell
How can a young man stay at home, pretty girls look so well

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