Chris lives in Austin, TX, where he once shook Willie Nelson's hand.

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  1. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    The great Wayne Hancock has many. Here’s one: http://youtu.be/oYxwIhcXdL8Report

  2. Avatar Saul DeGraw says:

    How can you not include this song?


  3. Avatar Saul DeGraw says:

    Or this one:


  4. Avatar James Hanley says:

    Love Chris Thomas King. What a classic voice.

    How about Omar and the Howlers, Alligator Wine? (Originally, I think, by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.)


  5. Avatar Brandon Berg says:

    Wine and hippy punching!


  6. Avatar Brandon Berg says:

    Nina Simone: Lilac Wine


    There’s also a surprisingly good cover by, of all people, Miley Cyrus.Report

  7. Avatar Brandon Berg says:

    Chin Tsai: Love and Wine


  8. Avatar Glyph says:

    Well, the song was an obvious choice for me, but I actually hadn’t heard this pretty-great John Doe cover of it:


    • Avatar Glyph says:

      Another obvious one for me:


      I kind of have a weakness for sad drinking songs. Weird, given family history.

      Or maybe not.Report

    • Avatar aaron david says:

      I you ever have the chance, go see John Doe. I have seen him a few times now, always a good time, and he loves to hang out at the end of the night. (The first time I saw him I was living across the street from a record store, and he and Dave Alvin did an instore acoustic event. Pure awesome.)Report

  9. Avatar aaron david says:

    Brother, my cup is empty…


  10. Avatar Angela says:

    I think of drinking songs as more participatory and fun, rather than sad songs about drinking.

    For work, we’ve taken quite a few trips to Stockholm, where there’s a very common song to start things off, Halen Gar. During one trip, which happened to be during the Crayfish Festival, we had a wonderful time with many fun songs: http://sweden.se/traditions/the-crayfish-party/
    I didn’t speak any Swedish, but could contribute “The Chemists Drinking Song” which went over very well.
    (http://www-cs.canisius.edu/~salley/SCA/Bardbook/chemist.html )Report