Copperhead Road Song Lyrics

Steve Earle

Steve Earle Copperhead Road cover art
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Well my name's John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only come to town about twice a year
He'd buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
It's before my time but I've been told
He never come back from Copperhead Road

Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big black Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason's Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Copperhead Road
  • 2 Snake Oil
  • 3 Back to the Wall
  • 4 The Devil's Right Hand
  • 5 Johnny Come Lately
  • 6 Even When I'm Blue
  • 7 You Belong to Me
  • 8 Waiting on You
  • 9 Once You Love
  • 10 Nothing but a Child


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Steve Earle
    album: Track 1 in album Copperhead Road
    release date: 1988-10-17
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Country/Country Rock
    length: 4:31
    producer: Steve Earle and Tony Brown
    mixer: Joe Hardy
    recorded by: Joe Hardy
    composer: Steve Earle
    lyricist: Steve Earle

    Album Information

    label: UNI Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 039405000728
    script: Latin