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The Whisky River in Song

Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey



There are many great songs about whisky or whiskey depending on where you are from. This list of famous and not-so-famous songs about whisky and whiskey whether blues jazz and rock and roll or soul music. Musicians have sung great songs about whisky or whiskey

We've got a list of some of the greatest songs about Whiskey


Whiskey is the most popular distilled spirit in the world. It is also one of the oldest and most widely consumed. According to Wikipedia, the word whiskey is an English and Irish term for any alcoholic beverage made from distilled grains and aged in barrels. Whiskey has been around since at least the early 1500s, when it was first produced in Ireland.

So, here are a few to start


Whiskey Song - The Pogues

Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy

Whisky and Women - Paul McCartney & Wings

Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley

Whiskey Girl - David Allan Coe

Whiskey, You're the Devil - Hank Williams Sr.

Whiskey, You're The Devil (Remastered) - Hank Williams Sr. Whiskey in the Jar -

Thin Lizzy Whiskey in the Jar


Let's talk about Paisley's Whiskey Lullaby


Whiskey Lullaby is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Brad Paisley. It was released in late 2003 as the third single from his 2003 album Wheelhouse. The song became Paisley's first number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in early 2004.

The song features Dolly Parton singing harmony vocals on the chorus. The two previously collaborated on "When I Get Where I'm Going", a track from Parton's 2001 album Little Sparrow.


Whiskey Lullaby debuted at number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart dated January 3, 2004. It reached Number One on this chart dated April 17, 2004, where it remained for one week before returning to Number One for a second and final week on May 1, 2004.[1] It also peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[2]

The word whisky (or whiskey) is an anglicization of the Classical Gaelic word uisce meaning "water". Distilled alcohol was known in Latin as aqua vitae water of life. This was translated to Classical Gaelic as uska brea ("water of life"), which became uisce beatha in Irish and uisce bheatha in Scottish Gaelic, both meaning "whisky" or "water of life". Sorry for that botched pronunciation. So is it


Whisky or whiskey?


In the United States and Canada, the spelling whiskey is used for liquors distilled from grains other than corn and also for various liqueurs; elsewhere except Scotland, it is usually spelled whiskey without the e. The differences between Scotch whisky and Irish whiskey are not completely clear-cut: there are three main types of Irish whiskey: single malt whiskey; single pot still whiskey; blends such as pure pot still or pure malt.


Here are more tunes often covered and recovered and done worse or better than the originals


4) Whiskeytown - Faithless Street

5) The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band

6) The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Lynyrd Skynyrd

7) Drinking From The Bottle - Kevin Fowler

8) Drinkin' Problem - Midland


Whiskey is a spirit that has been around for centuries. It's made from grains like barley and rye, and it can be aged in oak barrels to smooth out its flavor. Whiskey is a favorite drink of many people, especially those who enjoy drinking it neat or on the rocks.

If you're a fan of whiskey, or if you want to learn more about this popular adult beverage, then you'll want to read this list of the best songs about whiskey. You'll find everything from blues music to rock and roll classics, as well as soul songs that mention the popular spirit by name. In the lyrics is the message in the bottle.


Here are some of the best songs about whiskey:


Again

"Whiskey Lullaby" by Brad Paisley

"Whiskey River" by Willie Nelson

"Whiskey Jack" by Toby Keith

"I'll Fly Away (Whiskey in the Jar)" by The Charlie Daniels Band


Lets talk about Whiskey in a jar


"Whiskey in the Jar" is a traditional Irish song about an Irish highwayman who steals a drink from a priest. The title refers to a jar the highwayman stole from the priest's house. The song has been recorded by many artists including Thin Lizzy on their 1973 album Jailbreak and by Metallica on Garage Inc., a compilation album released in 1998 that includes covers of bands such as Diamond Head and Budgie.

"Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound" is a song written by Hank Williams Sr., first released by him on his 1951 album Mother's Best Recordings: Complete Recordings In Chronological Order Volume 2. It was subsequently covered by Waylon Jennings on his self-titled debut album (1973) and later by Johnny Cash who included it on his live album At Folsom Prison in 1968, which went gold upon release.


So the next time you decide to have a wee dram or shot of whiskey, put on one of these great tunes and see if it adds to the experience.


Thank you for reading this blog or listening to the podcast share it around to all your friends who love the spirit of music and the luxury of fine whiskey, and always remember savor life and savor whisky. I'm carl and until next time.