Hemingway’s Whiskey

by Guy Clark, Ray Stephenson, and Joe Leathers

from the album Hemingway’s Whiskey


Lyrics

Hemingway’s whiskey
warm and smooth and mean
Even when it burns, it’ll always finish clean
He didn’t like it watered down
He took it straight up and neat
If it was bad enough for him
You know it’s bad enough for me

Hemingway’s whiskey

Oh it’s tough out there
A good muse is hard to find
Living one word to the next
One line at a time
There’s more to life than whiskey
There’s more to words than rhyme
Sometimes nothing works
Sometimes nothing shines

Like Hemingway’s whiskey

Sail away, sail away
Three sheets to the wind
Live hard, die hard, this one’s for him

Hemingway’s whiskey
Warm and smooth and mean
Even when it burns, it’ll always finish clean
He didn’t like it watered down
He took it straight up and neat
If it was bad enough for him
You know it’s bad enough for me

Hemingway’s whiskey
Hemingway’s whiskey
Hemingway’s whiskey