“Drink That Rot Gut”


"Drink that rot gut (x2), Drink that red eye, boys, It don't make a damn wherever we land, We hit her up for joy." A call for drink and a celebration of its effects. The cowboys have "lived in the saddle and ridden trail"; now they will enjoy themselves


  1. Lomax-ABFS, p. 169, "Drink That Rot Gut" (1 tune)
  2. Saffel-CowboyP, p. 196, "Drinking Song" (1 text)
  3. Roud #8030
  4. BI, LxA169


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916
Keywords: drink cowboy nonballad
Found in: US