I DRINK ALONE

George Thorogood

GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS                                      1985                                                                                                EMI America Records

The second single from the album Maverick. Chart: #13 (Mainstream Rock). Time - 4:35.
Released in U.S.A. February 1, 1985.

Recorded at Dimension Sound, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA, July 1984. Produced by Terry Manning. Engineered by Terry Manning.

A song that fits today tumultuous times, it was almost given away to George Jones. It really fit Jones's lifstyle, famous as a big drinker. Inspired by Jones, but maybe a bit from his own. Most of Thorogood's hits were old obscure songs. With so few of his own compositions, it was wise for his management to tell him to keep if for himself. It became one of two of his most recognized songs. - Larry -

Personnel

   George Thorogood - lead vocals, guitar
   Hank Carter – - saxophone
   Billy Blough - bass
   Jeff Simon - drums

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George Thorogood - (Classic Rock Revisited)

"I was listening to a lot of country music at the time and I was trying to write a song for George Jones. I thought this would be the perfect one for him. I went to EMI/Capital and told them that I was writing a country western song called “I Drink Alone” for George Jones. They looked at me and said, “Are you an idiot?” I said, 'I don’t think so.' They said, 'The perfect guy for you to write that song for is you. The title is great and the lyrics are great, so go home and put your people on it. That is why we hired you and not George Jones!'"

YOU TUBE STUDIO TRACK OFFICIAL VIDEO YOU TUBE LYRIC VIDEO YOU TUBE LIVE 2013, Montreux, Switzerland I drink alone, yeah With nobody else I drink alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself Now every morning just before breakfast I don't want no coffee or tea Just me and good buddy Wiser That's all I ever need 'Cause I drink alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself Yeah, the other night I laid sleeping And I woke from a terrible dream So I caught up my pal Jack Daniel's And his partner Jimmy Beam And we drank alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself Yeah, the other day I got invited to a party But I stayed home instead Just me and my pal Johnny Walker And his brothers Black and Red And we drank alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself Yeah my whole family done give up on me And it makes me feel oh so bad The only one who will hang out with me Is my dear old granddad And we drink alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself I drink alone