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    Moonshine

    We call it moonshine ‘cause
    We make it in gloom of night
    When the revenuers don't come
    But just in case they might…
    Momma’s in the kitchen
    Paw chews chaw out back
    Momma’s makin’ chitlins
    Little sister’s in the shack

    We got shotguns, we got sentries
    That can surely hit the mark
    We got camouflage and decoys
    We got surly dogs that bark
    Momma’s in the kitchen
    Paw chews chaw out back
    Momma’s makin’ chitlins
    Little sister’s in the shack

    We call it a still ‘cause
    We distill momma’s corn mash
    With lashes of sugar and yeast
    We don’t take checks, just cash
    Momma’s in the kitchen
    Paw chews chaw out back
    Momma’s makin’ chitlins
    Little sister’s in the shack

    When the hooch is done a’cookin
    We pour it in empty jugs
    And sell it to the local boys
    For less than twenty bucks
    Momma’s in the kitchen
    Paw chews chaw out back
    Momma’s makin’ chitlins
    Little sister’s in the shack

    We call it moonshine ‘cause
    We make it in gloom of night
    When the revenuers don't come
    But just in case they might…

  • #2
    This is a new style for you - with repetitive refrain. Looks like lyrics. Are you into song writing now too? I admire dialectic writing - I have trouble with it - and knowing how to format/write it. Nice MHenry.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Hi, RLW, Yes a little different from my usual, but the way I wrote it pretty much demanded a refrain. I was into song writing for awhile quite a few years back, but that didn't really suit me. Thanks for looking and sharing your observations!

  • #3
    Great use of local colour and diction, MHenry. Your talent for wry observation is in the spotlight here. I imagine this would appeal greatly to Samuel Smith.

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank you, grant Sensei, It was fun to try to get into that world for a few moments! I miss Samuel Smith. He wrote some fine poetry and made insightful comments. I wonder where he went off to?

  • #4
    Really enjoyed that!!!

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank you, AG! I enjoyed writing it, and I am glad you enjoyed it, too!

  • #5
    I imagine you could've pursued songwriting. your ability to enter into different moods is remarkable! I enjoyed this

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    • MHenry
      MHenry commented
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      Thank you, lg! This was a playful one. I am glad you enjoyed it. And of course, I appreciate your encouragement.
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