The Moonshiner lyrics and chords

The chords to The Moonshiner are presented in the key of G. The lyrics are about the illicit alcoholic beverages and a man who has no interests in life greater than drinking his beloved moonshine.

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G 
I’ve been a moonshiner for  
C 
many’s a  
Am 
year
 
And I’ve  
D 
spent all me money on  
D7 
whiskey and  
G 
beer
 
I’ll go to some  
G7 
hollow, and  
C 
set up my  
Am 
still
 
And I’ll  
C 
make you a gallon for a  
D7 
two dollar  
G 
bill 
 
 

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I’m a rambler, I’m a gambler, I’m a long way from home
And if you don’t like me then leave me alone
I’ll eat when I’m hungry, I’ll drink when I’m dry
And if the moonshine don’t kill me I’ll live till I die

I’ll go to some hollow in this country
Ten gallons of wash and I’ll go on a spree
No women to follow and the world is all mine
I love none so well as I love the moonshine

Moonshine, dear moonshine, oh, how I love thee
You killed my poor father but dare you try me
Bless all the moonshiners and bless the moonshine
It’s breath smells as sweet as the dew on the vine

There’s moonshine for Molly and moonshine for May
Moonshine for Tom and he’ll sing all the day
Moonshine for me breakfast, moonshine for me tea
Moonshine oh me hearties! It’s moonshine for me!

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[G]I’ve been a moonshiner for [C]many’s a [Am]year
And I’ve [D]spent all me money on [D7]whiskey and [G]beer
I’ll go to some [G7]hollow, and [C]set up my [Am]still
And I’ll [C]make you a gallon for a [D7]two dollar [G]bill

I’m a rambler, I’m a gambler, I’m a long way from home
And if you don’t like me then leave me alone
I’ll eat when I’m hungry, I’ll drink when I’m dry
And if the moonshine don’t kill me I’ll live till I die

I’ll go to some hollow in this country
Ten gallons of wash and I’ll go on a spree
No women to follow and the world is all mine
I love none so well as I love the moonshine

Moonshine, dear moonshine, oh, how I love thee
You killed my poor father but dare you try me
Bless all the moonshiners and bless the moonshine
It’s breath smells as sweet as the dew on the vine

There’s moonshine for Molly and moonshine for May
Moonshine for Tom and he’ll sing all the day
Moonshine for me breakfast, moonshine for me tea
Moonshine oh me hearties! It’s moonshine for me!

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