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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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Steve Earle

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Boris Badinov

We have our share of Moonshiners in the mountains of SW Va.
They are not a problem. Neither are those who grow pot.
Meth is the problem.


Damn right

charles bratt

That stuff is bloody evil. Wrecks people

TTG CuSith

Preach. Same for east tennessee where the songs based about

Johnny Dill

The problem ain't the substance it's who's on it


I come from a long line of bootleggers. Loyalty only to what I believe.

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Kenny Hall

I remember the days people avoided the government, not be indebted to em!

Benjamin S

@Mega Karen And they're coming to red states for low taxes and continuing their dumb voting, Californication

Mega Karen

@J H People are leaving liberal cities because the police are being defunded and now crime is skyrocketing.


Those days are coming back soon

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