Black Tea

by Mud

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All the friends that I've made
with whiskey and beer
wont be found nowhere 'round here
when the barroom is empty
and the bottle is done
suddenly they've got to run

when the kings and the queens
lay face down on the table
your fair-weather friends
left with all that they're able
you'll be alone at the end of the night
stumbling home underneath he street lights

Don't you make friends with whiskey
stick to your black tea
and social occasions up town
don't frequent the pool halls
taverns and bars
where the men who drink whiskey abound

they're beggars and sinners
and charlatan grinners
and wolves in cheap dime store clothes
they'll bum your last dime
and they'll pay back a nickel
and tell you that's just how it goes
but if you should hazard
through those swinging doors
of a smokey old barroom
with sawdust floors
and happen upon me
and my ragged company
don't say I didn't warn you before

Don't make friends with whiskey...


released May 16, 2015
Recorded by Tyrone Shoe at Incus Carnage Records



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Mud Victoria, British Columbia

Tall tales and true stories of a dirty country balladeer. Seasoned like a fine bourbon and delivered with all the grace and charm of a blown tire on the 401.

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