Lynyrd Skynyrd - Poison Whiskey Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd) cover art
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Daddy was a Cajun, raised on Southern land
And so my kinfolks tell me, was a street-fightin' man.
Well, they rushed him down to see the doctor
"Hey doctor, won't you check his head?"
The only thing that was wrong with him
Was Johnny Walker's Red
He drank ole poison whiskey
'Til it killed him dead.

It happened back in the bayou many years ago
Satan came to take him and he did it real slow
Well, they rushed him back to see the doctor
The doctor just shook his head,
"Twenty years of rotgut whiskey
Done killed the poor man dead."
He drank ole poison whiskey
'Til it killed him dead.

Take a tip from me, people... brothers can't you see
Ain't no future in ole poison whiskey.
They're gonna rush you down to see the doctor,
The doctor's gonna shake his head.
The only thing he's gonna tell ya
"Stop drinkin' Johnny Walker's Red
Don't drink poison whiskey, don't you drink it boy.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Ain't the One
  • 2 Tuesday's Gone
  • 3 Gimme Three Steps
  • 4 Simple Man
  • 5 Things Goin' On
  • 6 Mississippi Kid
  • 7 Poison Whiskey
  • 8 Free Bird


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Edward C. King, Ronnie Van Zant
    album: Track 7 in album (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd)
    release date: 1973
    popularity : 160 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:13
    producer: Al Kooper
    drums: Bob Burns
    lead vocals: Ronnie Van Zant
    engineer: Danny Turbeville, Al Kooper, Rodney Mills and Bob "Tub" Langford
    organ: Roosevelt Gook
    keyboard: Billy Powell
    mastering: Glenn Meadows
    bass guitar: Ed King
    guitar: Allen Collins and Gary Rossington
    composer: Ed King, Ronnie Van Zant
    Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin