Copper Kettle (The Pale Moonlight) Albums Gigs Lyrics Comments

Details

Author
Albert Frank Beddoe
Original Band
Joan Baez

Albums

Title Artist Label Type Year
Sex, Food, Death... and Tarantulas Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 Yep Roc Authorized 2007
Trolleybusplayer Robyn Hitchcock and friends n/a Internet 2010

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Borders Books & Music Chapel Hill North Carolina US November 02, 2004
Robyn Hitchcock Belcourt Theatre Nashville Tennessee US March 18, 2007
Robyn Hitchcock Club Cafe Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US June 21, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock WPKN Bridgeport Connecticut US November 22, 2019

Comments

This song has been recorded by many artists, but the Joan Baez version seems to be the most well known version.

Lyrics

Get you
Get you a copper kettle
Get you a copper coil
Fill it with new made corn mash
And never more you'll toil
We'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch them jugs a-filling
In the pale moonlight

Build you a fire with hickory
Hickory, ash and oak
Don't use no green or rotten wood
They'll get you by the smoke
We'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch them jugs a-filling
In the pale moonlight

My daddy he made whiskey
My granddaddy he did too
We ain't paid no whiskey tax
Since 1792
We'll just lay there by the juniper
While the moon is bright
Watch them jugs a-filling
In the pale moonlight
In the pale moonlight