White Lightnin'
The Big Bopper Lyrics


Well in North Carolina, way back in the hills
Me and my old pappy had a hand in a still
We brewed white lightnin' 'til the sun went down
Then he'd fill him a jug and he'd pass it around
Mighty, mighty pleasin', pappy's corn squeezin'
Whshhhoooh... white lightning

[Chorus]
Well the "G" men, "T" men, revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him,
But my pappy kept cookin'
Whshhhoooh... white lightning

Well I asked my old pappy why he called his brew
White lightning 'stead of mountain dew
I took a little sip and right away I knew
As my eyes bugged out and my face turned blue
Lightning started flashin' and thunder started crashin'
Shhhoooh... white lightnin'

[Chorus]
Well the "G" men, "T" men, revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him,
But my pappy kept a-cookin'
Whshhhoooh . . . white lightning

Well a city slicker came and he said "I'm tough"
I think I want to taste that powerful stuff
He took one g-g-glug and drank it right down
And I heard him a moaning as he hit the ground
Mighty, mighty pleasin', pappy's corn squeezin'
Whshhhoooh... white lightning

[Chorus]
Well the "G" men, "T" men, revenuers, too
Searchin' for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin' to book him,
but my pappy kept cookin'
Whshhhoooh... white lightning...

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, GLAD MUSIC CO.
Written by: J.P. RICHARDSON

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Comments from YouTube:

the king

Buddy holly and Richie valens both had movies about there life's. So how comes noone has made a movie about the big bopper? I am a big fan of all 3. Rip my friends.

NotACreativeUsername Jr.

It’s the 61st anniversary of their plane crash. R.I.P

Eva Bawdy Feelgood

I go to his grave often

TrueT3rr0r

Steve Gross I’m sorry to say this but he died in 2013 so he can’t be in the movie...

Steve Gross

The movie would have to include the big bopper jr.

steven meyer

@srujan00 You think Ritchie Valens was more talented than Buddy Holly the greatest influence in Pop music history? I know this is Youtube comments, but even that is too much.

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Promoagent

Very underated artist the Bopper yet he played a BIG part in the foundation of Rock and Roll

edward rossman

I agree. He was one of the originals of rock n roll and doesnt get talked about much.

John Perkens

My father had the pleasure of knowing Bopper. I was so upset when he died.

Trent Weston

@Eva Bawdy Feelgood did she tell you any stories about him?

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