Pickle Wine

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music:

This appears in a Tim Truman 'comix' drawing, but not in any other list of Hunter's lyrics.

Wanta fix your pickle squeezer?
Tell you how to do it
Find yourself a Bozo, pal
Let him get into it

Keep him well supplied
With watermelon beer
And if he falls asleep
Stick a lobster in his ear

If you can�t find a lobster
A choir of cats will do
If that doesn�t work
Light a fire in his shoe

Talk to him in Cantonese
Old demotic Greek
Or Grateful Dead ebonics
Just smile when you speak

It don�t make no difference
He won�t listen anyway
It�s all in how you say it
And not in what you say

If he gets the squeezer working
He�s bound to brag a bit
How he can fix most anything
With chicken wire and spit

Pay him off in promises
Cancelled checks and trash
He�ll only get in trouble
If you give him any cash

Share a glass of pickle wine
A slice of pickle pie
A dish of pickle ice cream
And speak of days gone by

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
We�ll take a cup of kindness yet
And praise the pickle wine

 


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