Little Old Wine Drinker Me
Dean Martin Lyrics


I'm praying for rain in California
So the grapes can grow and they can make more wine
And I'm sitting in a honky in Chicago
With a broken heart and a woman on my mind

I matched the man behind the bar for the jukebox
And the music takes me back to Tennessee
And they ask, "who's the fool in the corner crying?"
I say, "a little ole wine drinker, me"
I came here last week from down in Nashville
'Cause my baby left for Florida on a train
I thought I'd get a job and just forget her
But in Chicago, the broken heart is still the same

I matched the man behind the bar for the jukebox
And the music takes me back to Tennessee
When they ask, "who's the fool in the corner crying?"
I say, "a little ole wine drinker, me"
I say, "a little ole wine drinker, me"

Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DICK JENNINGS, HANK MILLS

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Thomas Sperduti

One of the best male vocalist of all time, better, much better than Sinatra!

hallam sherlock

@Bar Cat well said

jo egleton

Sinatra was to singing what John Wayne was to acting --- CRAP!!! Dean Martin was my idol.

Me Just Me

Undoubtedly 🍷 ☁ ☁ 🍷 🍷.... 🥴

Sharon Carter

Adore Dean Martin, what a man, what a voice 💜💜💜💜💜💜

Corat

black lives matter

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KentarEast

"I matched the man behind the bar for the jukebox..."  Years ago, on a quiet day, a bartender would offer a customer at the bar to "match" him for the jukebox.  This meant the customer would usually put up 2-bits to play songs, as songs generally were 10 cents a piece or 3 for 25 cents. Then the customer and bartender would roll dice or cut cards.  If the customer beat the bartender, the bartender would "match" the quarter, dollar or dime and the customer gets to play twice as many songs.  Customer doubles his song money.  Don't cost the bartender anything either as he gets his "match" back when he opens the jukebox coin box at the end of the night plus the customer's.  BUT...the happy customer then ends up sitting at the bar to hear to all his songs play out AND while he is sitting there he buys a few more drinks for himself and maybe the other friends who are with him.  Pretty slick way to keep customers happy and the bar in business on a slow day.

Jo Diamond

Thank u dude!i never knew that!very slick!

Jane Ryan

Brilliant!

Don Allen

Your info about matching the man behind the bar confirmed what an old mate told me years ago, sadly he’s no longer with us. I always think of him when I hear this song, especially the opening line !

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