Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Southern Women Lyrics
Saturday, April 30, 2005

Cigarettes, whiskey and wild Southern women
They're all waiting for you when the ship comes to port
Cigarettes, whiskey and wild Southern women
Why didn't I stay with my mother up north?

Once I lived in Minnesota, was content as could be
Then I went in the Navy and shipped off to sea
The ship stopped in Norfolk and a lady grabbed me
She taught me smokin' and drinkin' whiskey

With a smoke in one hand and a drink in the other
In the arms of a woman who was lovely and Southern
I abandoned the precepts my mother had taught
In a night of debauchery, riot, and rot.

Two days later, hung-over and pale,
Penniless, sick, I was let out of jail.
I vowed never again on Norfolk to call
And went home to mother back in good old St. Paul.

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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