Whiskey Basin Blues Lyrics by John Denver

Whiskey Basin Blues Lyrics

    This song was first released on the farewell andromeda album. it is the only album it has been released on.

    On a snow covered night
    Up in eastern wyoming
    Another lazy day
    Lookin' for the sun

    In a draughty old cabin
    Outside a whiskey basin
    Another shining light
    And a good man on the run

    There's a lady back in laramie
    And her reason no one else can see
    For him to spend
    The winter on his own

    Nothing much for him to do tomorrow
    Just a matter of survival
    Another friendly fight
    In a life chocked full of fun


    It's a special kind of medicine
    And all that you can do is win
    Though it tastes so sweet
    You can refuse

    Put your heart on the table
    Fill your fountain with moonshine
    Another empty case of
    The whiskey basin blues


    Words and music by john denver