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If the sea was whiskey lyrics

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by superbassman2000, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Hi everybody!

    Is anyone here a Willie Dixon fan here? well, I am just wondering if anyone has the lyrics to the song "If the Sea was Whiskey" by Willie Dixon's Big Three Trio...

    So far I have
    If the sea was whiskey
    and I was a diving (duck?)
    I'd dive to the bottom and I don't when i'd come up

    and I don't know the rest...anybody have better ears than I?
  2. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Haven't heard the Dixon recording but they may have been playing "I will turn your money green" by Furry Lewis. Here's what I remember, probably mostly from the Pentangle version:

    If you stick with me babe I'll turn your money green X2
    I'll show you more money than Rockefeller ever seen

    I been down so long babe it looks like up to me X2
    The woman I love turned hard as a rock in the sea

    If the river was whiskey and babe I was a duck X2
    I'd go down to the bottom and never would come up

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Cheers to the life giving water ! :hyper:
  4. This help you any? Might not be the right one, the Real McKenzies did it...

    Whiskey Scotch Whiskey
    I need my scotch whiskey
    And I’ll drink my scotch whiskey
    Until the day I die

    Whiskey Scotch Whiskey
    I know my scotch Whiskey
    And I’ll drink my scotch whiskey
    Until the day I die

    If the sea were Whiskey
    And if I were a duck
    I’d swim ta the bottom
    and never come up
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Eastern North Dakota
    do a google search for

    If the sea was whiskey lyrics
  6. i did that--i didn't get much

    i'll try to put up some samples tomarrow :)
  7. jerry haussler

    jerry haussler

    Nov 19, 2006
    i first heard this as Diving Duck Blues by Taj Mahal probably in the late 60s. ultimately i would hear others sing it, either something similar to Taj's version or just the one verse in another song altogether. Google Diving Duck Blues. there's a Youtube clip of Taj doing it. lyrics of one "writer" or another shouldn't be too far behind.
    hung like Einstein with the brains of a horse
  8. palhaiscordeiro


    Dec 22, 2006
    I've been trying to take the lyrics... Here's what I have so far:

    If the sea was whiskey
    and I was a diving duck
    If the sea was whiskey
    and I was a diving duck

    I'd dive to the bottom
    Don't know when I'd come up
    I'm just here wanderin'
    Just here wanderin'
    If things don't get no better
    Down the road i'll go

    Whiskey and beer
    They're gonna make me drunk
    Whiskey and beer
    They're gonna make me drunk
    I believe these blues gonna make me pack my trunk.

    Anyway, this is what I have. There are 2 lines i can't get. Hope it helps, and if anyone knows those 2 , please help me...
    You can e-mail me at: palhaiscordeiro@sapo.pt
  9. thanks for the help!

    it sounds like they are saying
    "I'm just here wandrin' with a matchbox over my clothes"

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