Is the still still around in STILLWATER?
Won't you pour me another jug of whiskey?
Gerry Barnett's Notes
This song came to me when I was about 17 years old and sitting, bored as usual, in home room class at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. The "inspiration" came from a comic strip called Snuffy Smith which I had become accustomed to checking out in the Sunday papers as an accurate study of the human condition.
I wrote the words down and sang them in my head for a number of years, but don't remember singing them for anybody else until around 1971, when, on a trip home from Houston with my old friend Ed Vizard it surfaced again. As I recall, Ed had been sitting in the front passenger seat playing his guitar and singing, when I said, "I have a song for you." I sang it and Ed figured out the chords in short order and by the time we got to Austin, there it was, in the key of A.
Through the years I sang it with various bands, but looking back, and listening to how beautifully Hank, Shaidri, and Doug have rendered it on this CD, I realize that it was never a "band" song and I was never a singer.
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