George Thorogood & The Destroyers One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer cover

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
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Released
November 30, 1976
Genre
Rock
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Want to tell you a story
About the house-man blues
I come home one Friday
Had to tell the landlady I'da lost my job
Verse 2
She said that don't confront me
Long as I get my money next Friday
Now next Friday come I didn't get the rent
And out the door I went
Verse 3
So I goes to the landlady
I said you let me slide?
I'll have the rent for you in a month
Next I don't know
Verse 4
So said let me slide it on
I notice when I come home in the evening
She ain't got nothing nice to say to me
But for five year she was so nice
Verse 5
Loh' she was lovy-dovy
I come home one particular evening
The landlady said
You got the rent money yet?
Verse 6
I said no, can't find no job
Therefore I ain't got no money
To pay the rent
She said I don't believe
Verse 7
You're tryin' to find no job
Said I seen you today you was standin' on a corner
Leaning up against a post
I said but I'm tired,
Verse 8
I've been walkin' all day
She said that don't concern me
Long as I get my money next Friday
Now next Friday come I didn't have the rent
Verse 9
And out the door I went
So I go down the streets
Down to my good friend's house
I said look man
Verse 10
I'm outdoors you know
Can I stay with you maybe a couple days?
He said let me go and ask my wife
He come out of the house
Verse 11
I could see it in his face
I know that was no
He said I don't know man
Ah she kinda funny, you know
Verse 12
I said I know,
Everybody funny, now you funny too
So I go back home
I tell the landlady I got a job,
Verse 13
I'm gonna pay the rent
She said yeah? I said oh yeah
And then she was so nice
Loh' she was lovy-dovy
Verse 14
So I go in my room,
Pack up my things and I go
I slip on out the back door
And down the streets I go
Verse 15
She a-howlin' about the front rent,
She'll be lucky to get any back rent
She ain't gonna get none of it
So I stop in the local bar you know people
Verse 16
I go to the bar, I ring my coat,
I call the bartender
Said look man, come down here,
He got down there
Verse 17
So what you want?
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
Well I ain't seen my baby
Since I don't know when
Verse 18
I've been drinking bourbon, whiskey,
Scotch and gin
Gonna get high man I'm gonna get loose
Need me a triple shot of that juice
Verse 19
Gonna get drunk don't you have no fear
I want one bourbon,
One scotch and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
Verse 20
But I'm sitting now at the bar
I'm getting drunk, I'm feelin' mellow
I'm drinkin' bourbon,
I'm drinkin' scotch,
Verse 21
I'm drinkin' beer
Looked down the bar,
Here come the bartender
I said look man, come down here
Verse 22
So what you want?
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
No I ain't seen my baby since
The night before last
Verse 23
Gotta get a drink man
I'm gonna get gassed
Gonna get high man
I ain't had enough
Verse 24
Need me a triple shot of that stuff
Gonna get drunk
Won't you listen right here
I want one bourbon,
Verse 25
One shot and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
Verse 26
Now by this time
I'm plenty high
You know when your mouth a-getting dry
You're plenty high
Verse 27
Looked down the bar
I say to my bartender
I said look man,
Come down here,
Verse 28
He got down there
So what you want this time?
I said look man,
A-what time is it?
Verse 29
He said the clock on the wall
Say three o'clock
Last call for alcohol,
So what you need?
Verse 30
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
No I ain't seen my baby since
A nigh' and a week
Gotta get drunk man
Verse 31
Till I can't even speak
Gonna get high man
Listen to me
One drink ain't enough
Verse 32
Jack you better make it three
I want to get drunk
I'm gonna make it real clear
I want one bourbon,
Verse 33
One scotch and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

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