Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt Kisses Sweeter Than Wine cover

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
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Verse 1
(performed by jackson browne and bonnie raitt on the pete seeger tribute album where have all the flowers gone;1998)
Verse 2
Jackson:
When I was a young man I'd never been kissed;
I got to thinking about what I had missed.
I found a girl. I kissed her and then...
Oh lord, I kissed her again.
Verse 3
Together:
Oooooh, kisses sweeter than wine.
Oooooh, kisses sweeter than wine.
Verse 4
Bonnie:
He asked me to marry and be his sweet wife;
We would be happy -- all of our life.
He begged and he pleaded like a natural man, and then...
Oh lord, I gave him my hand.
Verse 5
Together:
Oooooh, kisses sweeter than wine.
Oooooh, kisses...
Verse 6
Jackson:
I worked mighty hard and so did my wife;
Working hand in hand to make a good life.
Corn in the field and wheat in the bins, and then...
Oh lord, I was the father of twins.
Verse 7
Together:
Oooooh, kisses sweeter than wine.
Oooooh, kisses...
Verse 8
Bonnie:
Our children numbered just about four
And they all had sweethearts knocking on the door.
They all got married and they didn't wait, I was...
Oh lord! a grandmother of eight!
Verse 9
Together:
Oooooh, kisses sweeter than wine.
Oooooh, kisses...
Verse 10
Jackson:
Now we are old and ready to go
Thinking about what happened a long time ago.
Verse 11
Bonnie:
We had lots of kids and trouble and pain, but...
Oh lord, we'd do it again.
Verse 12
Together:
Oooooh, kisses sweeter than wine.
Oooooh, kisses...
Oooooh, kisses sweeter than wine.
Oooooh, kisses...

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