“Moonshiner's Dream”


"Las night as I lay sleeping I dreamed one pleasant dream...." "Making blockade whiskey And selling at retail; But I woke up sad, broken-hearted In the Fulton County Jail." He laments the conditions, dreams of better, and warns others


This shows clear signs of borrowing from "Logan County Jail" or a relative. But the dream motif seems important enough for me to list it separately. - RBW

Cross references


  • Riley Puckett, "The Moonshiner's Dream" (Columbia 15324-D, 1928)


  1. BrownIII 355, "Moonshiner's Dream" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11729
  3. BI, Br3355


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Riley Puckett)
Keywords: prison drink dream
Found in: US(SE)