Moonshine

Boiled Potatoes

"Poteen"
The Singing Loins
1992

We've already looked at traditional moonshine, and traditional moonshine songs, from both sides of the Atlantic. But home distilling, while illegal, is still a fact of modern life--and the subject of modern folk songs as well. Read more about Boiled Potatoes

The Rare Old Mountain Dew

"Mountain Dew"
The Pogues with The Dubliners
1988
"Mountain Dew"
Grandpa Jones
1947

White lightning isn't the only homemade tipple that's inspired musicians over the years. Before the NASCAR set started running lightning, mountain dew was inspiring songs on both sides of the Atlantic. Read more about The Rare Old Mountain Dew

Mighty Mighty Pleasing

"White Lightning"
The Big Bopper
1959
"White Lightning"
George Jones
1959

Frank Zappa famously said, "You can't be a real country without a beer and an airline." But almost every country, and every culture, also has something a little stronger than beer in the liquor cabinet. Read more about Mighty Mighty Pleasing

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