Kentucky Flu

Kentucky Flu

Susan Cantey's picture

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Loved Deanna's focused well crafted lyric. Country's not really in my wheel house, but I just purchased some country guitar loops that helped set the mood.

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Kentucky Flu
(c) 2019 Deanna Sweidel & Susan Cantey

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 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

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



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

i loved deannas lyrics and susan has given them life with the tangy flavors of tradition.

cindyrella's picture

What a wonderful collab! Wasn't sure what to expect but this is great!

Jerry Pettit's picture

Where would country music be without whiskey? Very nice job on this--both of you. I'm interested in your "process"--using loops and all. (I use Band In A Box--which is "kind of" like that methodology. Great vocals!

katpiercemusic's picture

Wonderful turn of phrase! It reminds me a little of "Whiskey, You're the Devil" but definitely more country than Irish, and definitely more tongue in cheek. I love the progression of instruments and the harmony and the lyrics. Pretty much I like everything.

headfirstonly's picture

Susan, every time I hear your harmonies I'm just left awestruck. Beautiful delivery of Deanna's very amusing lyrics (not that, ahem, I would ever have suffered from such an ailment when I was younger, no ma'am).

And for a moment I misread the title as "Kentucky Fu" and now I've gone down the rabbit hole imagining what a Kentuckian martial art's fighting style would consist of...

metalfoot's picture

Thought I'd commented on this -- but great simple country accompaniment Susan. Perfect fit for the lyric.

Kingwood Kowboy's picture

Reads like three bottles of "Oh, Whiskey". No wonder, the Kentucky blues.