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#5 Food: drinks

In this column: bottle it up and go, beer bucket, bourbon, sloppy drunk


"May be old, may be gray
You ain't too old just to shift them gears
You gotta bottle up and go"

Leave, make a change, stop talking (or drinking) and hit the road.

Bottle up and go

Bottle it up and go - John Lee Hooker


“My bucket's got a hole in it, won't buy no beer”, Washboard Sam.

"I went walkin' right down the street, two good-lookin' girls I had a chance to meet
One had a bucket, the other one had a dime, "come on boys let's have a good time", Whistler And His Jug Band (Foldin' bed)

My bucket's got a hole in it - Wasboard Sam (with 1930s photo's slider)

Beer buckets; a boy carries beer buckets to the factories during lunch
The act of sending someone out to purchase beer in a growler came to be known as "rush the growler (or can)"—the verb rush, implying a sense of speediness.



Sloppy drunk blues - John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson

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