Bottle Of Wine

Words & Music:

Tom Paxton



G                                                            D G

Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, When you gonna let me get sober?

G                                                        D G

Leave me alone, let me go home, Let me go home and start over.


G         D          C         G

Ramblin' 'round this dirty old town,

G           D           G

Singin' for nickels and dimes,

G              D        C          G

Time's gettin' rough, I ain't got enough

   G        D7        G

To buy me a bottle of wine.




Little hotel, older than hell,

Dark as the coal in a mine.

Blankets are thin, I lay there and grin,

I got a little bottle of wine.




Pain in my head, bugs in my bed,

Pants are so old that they shine.

Out on the street, tell the people I meet

Won't you buy me a bottle of wine?




Preacher will preach, teacher will teach,

Miner will dig in the mine.

I ride the rods, trusting in God

Huggin' my bottle of wine.




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