Buck Owens and Hee Haw Cast performs “White Lightning” Live On Hee Haw 1977.

Buck Owens and Hee Haw Cast, make a version of "White Lightning", written by JP Richardson known by "Big Bopper" and made famous by George Jones, in the variety program Hee Haw.

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Single cover George Jones ( 1959 )
Single cover George Jones ( 1959 )

 

Buck Owens and Hee Haw Cast, make a version of “White Lightning”, written by JP Richardson known by “Big Bopper” and made famous by George Jones, in the variety program Hee Haw on 1977.

 

 

 

Single George Jones ( Mercury 1959 )
Single George Jones ( Mercury 1959 )

Some versions :

George Jones 1959 ( Mercury Records )
Waylon Jennings 1962 ( Bat Records )
Del Reeves 1969 ( Unaited Artist Records )
Conway Twitty 1972 ( Decca )
Joe Diffie 1993 ( Epic )
George Jones & Mark Knopfler 1994 ( MCA )
Johnny Paycheck 1996 ( K-Tel Records )
Sammy Kershaw 2014 ( Big Hit records )

…and many more .

Story Of The Song

George Jones performs “White Lightning” Live On The Jimmy Dean Show.

George Jones – White Lightning

Well, in North Carolina, way back in the hills
Me and my old pappy had a hand in a still
We brewed white lightnin’ ’til the sun went down
Then he’d fill him a jug and he’d pass it around
Mighty, mighty pleasin, pappy’s corn squeezin’
Whshhhoooh… white lightnin’

Well, the G men, T men, revenuers, too
Searchin’ for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him
But my pappy kept a-cookin’
Whshhhoooh… white lightnin’

Well, I asked my old pappy why he called his brew
White lightnin’ ‘stead of mountain dew
I took a little sip and right away I knew
As my eyes bugged out and my face turned blue
Lightnin’ started flashin’ and thunder started crashin’
Shhhoooh… white lightnin’

Well, the G men, T men, revenuers, too
Searchin’ for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him
But my pappy kept a-cookin’
Whshhhoooh… white lightnin’

Well, a city slicker came and he said I’m tough
I think I wanna taste that powerful stuff
He took one s-slug and drank it right down
And I heard him a moaning as he hit the ground
Mighty, mighty pleasin, pappy’s corn squeezin’
Whshhhoooh… white lightnin’

Well, the G men, T men, revenuers, too
Searchin’ for the place where he made his brew
They were looking, tryin to book him
But my pappy kept a-cookin’
Whshhhoooh… white lightnin’…

Lp Cover greatest hits J.P Richardson
Lp Cover greatest hits J.P Richardson

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