Copperhead Road Song Lyrics

Steve Earle


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 : 74 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

Cover Art

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