Ode to Popcorn Sutton

from by Ginny McAfee

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He was known far and wide
All who knew, knew he took pride
In a gallon quart or pint of 180 proof moonshine
He'd say some was made for fightin', some was made for lovin'
Some was just the banjo pickin' kind

For over thirty years folks would come from far and near
For what they'd been told was mountain gold with a lightning bite
The nicest man you ever met, he's even on the internet
Making gallons quarts and pints of 180 proof moonshine

They drank moonshine in the moonshine
Played bluegrass underneath the pines
From early Saturday morning 'til Sunday's break of dawn
Way down deep in a backwoods holler
That's where Popcorn made his dollar
And as far as we could tell he wasn't doing nothing wrong

He'd just made his last run
After this one he'd be done
When the boys from ATF come knocking at his door
Maybe someone tipped them off
This was the last time he could be caught
With the hundreds of gallons he had stored

March sixteenth 2009
He cranked his three jug Ford one last time
Then closed the door on the fumes that would slowly end his life
I'd be willing to bet he drank a toast to the ATF
With 180 proof Popcorn Sutton moonshine

Got to work the mash about a week and a half
Light the burner, cap the stack
Lay the paste to all connections
Look for leaks in all directions
Those cold copper coils would hold the truth
When the beads leave in a flash its 180 proof


from Singing Mama's Songs, released July 18, 2013



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To any in the many who have heard the powerful voice of Ginny McAfee, you will be pleased to hear that she will be in the studio in 2013 focusing on original material!

Given the fact Ginny has been surrounded by music since the womb and several of the songs to be released were written during her stay there, she feels it is less coincidence and more like fate.
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