BOTTLE OF WINE (Tom Paxton) Judy Collins - 1964 The Kingston Trio - 1965 The Fireballs - 1967 The Royal Guardsmen - 1968 Also recorded by: Tom Paxton; Carolyn Hester; Doc Watson; The Stonemans; Leroy Troy; Merle Watson; Jonas Fjeld; ....and others. Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Let me alone, Let me go home Let me go back and start over Well, I've rambled around this dirty old town Singing for nickels and dimes Times getting rough, I can't get enough To buy me a little bottle of wine Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Let me alone, Let me go home Let me go back and start over Well, little hotel, older than hell Cold as the dark in the mine Light so dim, I had to grin I got me a little bottle of wine Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Let me alone, Let me go home Let me go back and start over Well, the preacher will preach and the teacher will teach The miner will dig in the mine I ride the rods, trusting in God Huggin' my little bottle of wine Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Let me alone, Let me go home Let me go back and start over Well, pain in my head, bugs in my bed Pants so old that they shine Out on the street, I tell the people I meet To buy me a little bottle of wine Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Let me alone, Let me go home Let me go back and start over Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober ****** As recorded by The Fireballs: Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Leave me alone, let me go home Let me go home and start over Ramblin' around this dirty old town A-singin' for nickels and dimes Times gettin' rough, I ain't got enough To buy me a bottle of wine, yeah Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Leave me alone, let me go home Let me go home and start over (Instrumental Break) Pain in my head, there's bugs in my bed My pants are so old that they shine Out on the street I tell the people I meet To buy me a bottle of wine Woooaah Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Leave me alone, let me go home Let me go home and start over Waa-aah Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Leave me alone, let me go home Let me go home and start over One more Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine When you gonna let me get sober Leave me alone, let me go home Let me go home and start over Let me go home and start over Let me go home and start over (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2005) ******