Likes Likker Better Than Me

Words & Music:

Traditional American


    E                  A          E       B7                E

Oh, I'm in love with a brown-eyed boy and he's in love with me.

E                       A       E          B7                 E

But he's in love with a whiskey jug, likes likker better than me.



E            A                  E                           B7

Oh, bring me back my brown-eyed boy.  Oh, bring him back to me.

    E                A          E          B7                 E

Oh, bring me back my brown-eyed boy, likes likker better than me.


Last night he came to see me, last night he smiled on me,

But tonight he smiles on a whiskey jug, likes likker better than me.




Sometimes, I think I'll marry him; for I love him dearer than life.

But, oh, it's all so hard to bear as a whiskey drinker's wife.




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