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Steve Earle – Copperhead Road


Copperhead Road is another heartwarming country music created by an American singer-songwriter, record producer, author, and actor, Steve Earle.

This precious and well produced song which serves as Track 01 on his top charting album project tagged “Copperhead Road” Was officially released on 17 October 1988 through Geffen Records.

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Listen up below!.



Well, my name’s John Lee Pettimore

Same as my daddy and his daddy before

You hardly ever saw grandaddy down here

He only came 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 frandaddy bad

Headed up the holler with everything he had

Before my time, but I’ve been told

He never come back from Copperhead Road

Now daddy ran the whiskey in a big block 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

Well, him and my uncle tore that engine down

I still remember that rumblin’ sound

And then the Sheriff came around in the middle of the night

Heard mama crying, knew something wasn’t right

He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load

You could smell the whiskey burnin’ down Copperhead Road


Hey! Hey!

I volunteered for the Army on my birthday

They drafted the white trash first, around here anyway

I done two tour’s of duty in Vietnam

I came home with a brand new plan

I take the seed from Colombia and Mexico

I just plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road

And now the D.E.A’s got a chopper in the air

I wake up screaming like I’m back over there

I learnt a thing or two from Charlie, don’t you know

You better stay away from Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road

Ha! Copperhead Road