Copper Kettle

Composer: Frank Beddoe


Studio Recordings: 4-track recording
Releases: Jump, Little Children / Live at the Dock Street Theatre
Tablature: Tablature Archive
First Performance: unknown
Lyrical Interpretation: Reprinted from

Get you a copper kettle
Get you a copper coil
Fill it with new made cornmash [sic]
And never more you'll toil

You'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch the jugs a filling
In the pale moon light

Build your fire with hickory
Hickory, ash, and oak
Don't use no green or rotten wood
They'll catch you by the smoke

My daddy, he made whiskey
And my granddaddy did too
We ain't paid no whiskey tax
Since seventeen ninety two