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Old 04-12-2017, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default George Thorogood Bourbon Scotch Beer Lyric Help

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My buddy and I are going round and round arguing about the first line of GT&D's Bourbon Scotch and Beer. If you google the lyrics you'll find "Wanna tell you a story about the house MAN blues" and "Wanna tell you a story about the house RENT blues." He says its one. I say it's the other. Which is it?
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I always thought it was the house RENT blues. On the studio version I think that's what he says, at least.

Thorogood may switch it up when live, or something. You never know...

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Definitely House Rent Blues which I think that part of the song is actually called House Rent Blues by I believe John Lee Hooker plus the lyrics are about not being able to pay the rent...One Bourbon One Scotch One Beer was originally recorded by Amos Milburn but wrote by someone else & John Lee Hooker also covered it in the 60's
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