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Copperhead Road
Steve Earle Lyrics

Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only come to town about twice a year

He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
Headed up the holler with everything he had
'Fore my time but I've been told
He never come back from Copperhead Road

Now Daddy ran whiskey in a big block Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside

Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin' sound
When the Sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin', knew something wasn't right
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin' down Copperhead Road

I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first, 'round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
I came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from Columbia and Mexico
I just plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
And now the D.E.A.'s got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like I'm back over there
I learned a thing or two from Charlie don't you know
You'd better stay away from Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road

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Written by: Steve Earle

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John Duzan

NASCAR wouldn't exist if not for moonshiners racing each other.

Johnny Bradshaw

@WavesRay Thanks to bubba smolett. F nascar now.

Riley Biro

@WavesRay How are you supposed to tell a sport from the south that comes from bootlegging that you cant fly the battle flag of Northern Virginia

Anne Harris

Hey people... They were outrunning federal revenue agents. Not like the ATF would be today, more like the IRS. They wanted tax money. Considering it was federal, it was a felony in most places. Junior Johnson couldn't vote until Ronald Reagon pardoned him. Many years after jail!

Wesley Bodine

Yeah well if you have a bunch of potheads racing it would bore you to tears because they'd all be driving 18 miles an hour!

Christine Wild


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Soy Slapper

Funny what's illegal when the government doesn't get their share .

Michael Martin

Damn straight

Steve Peters

Come on guys don't chya know never lie cheat or steel the government cannot stand Annie competition!!!?

Samantha Roberson

Lord never heard anything more accurate than that.

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