All good things must come to an end, include my little list of drinking songs. I hardly scratched the surface really, but hopefully you enjoyed the ones I selected. For Drinking Song #50, I’ve selected The Killer performing What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (has made a loser out of me). This was recorded at the Holiday Inn in Memphis in 1969.This wasn’t actually my first choice for #50. Back in the 80s we used to enjoy going to performances by Sneezy Waters and his Excellent Band. Mr. Waters recorded a song many years ago called You Got Sawdust on the Floor of Your Heart. I still recall some of the lyrics:
I used to court you proudly
Without regret or shame
But now each and every honky tonk in town knows you by name
Your hard liquor drinkin’ is tearin’ us apart
And you got sawdust on the floor of your heart.
However, I couldn’t fine a version of that tune on the inner-nets, so I went back to the drawing board and remembered this tune by Jerry Lee Lewis…
You may recall that I called this list Drivin’ Nails in my Coffin. As a bonus, I’d like to go out with the most excellent Ramblin’ Jack Elliott singing that tune…