Likes Likker Better Than Me (Brown-Eyed Boy)
DESCRIPTION: "Oh I'm in love with a brown-eyed boy And he's in love with me But he's in love with a whiskey jug...." Singer laments that her young man "likes likker better than me." She says she thinks of marrying him, but life's hard as a whiskey-drinker's wife.
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (recording, Woodie Brothers)
KEYWORDS: love courting drink
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 75, "Likes Likker Better Than Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Likes Likker Better Than Me" (on NLCR01) (NLCR12)
Woodie Brothers, "Likes Likker Better Than Me" (Victor 23579, 1931; on LostProv1)
NOTES: Pity we don't have the keywords "alcoholism" and "co-dependency." -PJS
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