Kentucky Flu

Kentucky Flu

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Wrote this real quick this morning. Pretty sure the other manager was suffering from this yesterday since he never showed up and did not reply to texts for hours after his shift began.

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Kentucky Flu
(c) 2019 Deanna Sweidel

When the bottles are empty
And you’re missing work too
And you can’t blame it on
All the drinkin’ you do

There’s always an ailment
For you to accuse
On the morning after
You’ve had too much booze

Oh whiskey you get in the way
Make me forget ‘bout the days
Can’t function can’t get through
I’ll just blame it on you
I’ve got the old Kentucky flu

When the bottles are empty
And you’re just feeling blue
And didn’t wake up
Until late afternoon

There’s always an illness
To pad your excuse
On the morning after
You’ve had too much booze

Oh whiskey you get in the way
Make me forget ‘bout the days
Can’t function can’t get through
I’ll just blame it on you
I’ve got the old Kentucky flu

Oh whiskey you get in the way
Make me forget ‘bout the days
Can’t function can’t get through
I’ll just blame it on you
I’ve got the old Kentucky flu

Can’t function can’t get through
I’ll just blame it on you
I’ve got the old Kentucky flu

(Spoken)
I ain’t gonna make it in today
I’ve got the flu



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Comments

3tdoan's picture

Instant classic. In fact I went and googled to see if the Kentucky flu concept already exists, it seems like such a timeless idea. Brilliant! This is itching to be a song!

ustaknow's picture

Great country, blues, r&b tune 4sure. Twang or funk, either would work.

Susan Cantey's picture

Might have a go at this one if you don't mind. Something different, a challenge for me!?

billwhite51's picture

looking forward to hearing what susan does with this. the hook is an nstant classic and an addition to the country music lexicon.

JWHanberry's picture

Saw the title and had to check it out. Do I have it? Don't think so. Good novelty song. Needs to be sung late at night in a bar.

Jibbidy34's picture

Thank you for thinking of me for a collab! I’m currently juggling the kids on school holidays so can’t say when I’ll get to this. It’s a good un for the country blues!