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  1. Wine

From the album Red Beet Records - 2008

Lyrics

(Peter Cooper/Baker Maultsby) Well Known Music/SESAC and Maultsby-Cooper Music/BMI/admin. by BUG Music

Baker Maultsby is a great and trusted friend of mine. In the 1990s, we co-wrote an album called Bingo=Sin and recorded it in a bedroom. It was all about the oddly evolving South, and it wound up getting favorable notices in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Baker still plays a bunch of shows in South Carolina. He came up to visit me the day I was trying to finish this song. I couldn’t finish it. He did. One time I was in a position where it would have been socially advantageous to be able to dance. This was problematic, so I had a drink or two in hopes of “loosening up.” The first line of the song is, “Wine don’t make me no dancer.”

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Wine
Don’t make me no dancer
Don’t give me no answers
Don’t bring you my way
Wine
Don’t paint me no pictures
Don’t make me no richer
Just leads me astray


Wine
Don’t make this a party
Don’t help me stay on key
Don’t throw me no bones
Wine
Don’t make me no lover
Don’t give me no cover
It don’t know my way home


It don’t make me feel better
But it makes me feel different
Something to hold
While I’m wonderin’ where I went
Fruit of the vine
Bottle of wine


Wine
Don’t make me no smarter
Don’t help me work harder
To right what I’ve wronged
Wine
Sweet as a berry
Bitter as envy
Soft as a song
It don’t make me feel better
But it makes me feel different
Something to hold
While I’m wonderin’ where I went
Fruit of the vine, baby, bottle of wine

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