traditional

Whiskey is the life of man
Always was since time began

Chorus:
Whiskey-o, Johnny-o
Rise her up from down below
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey-o
Up aloft this yard must go
John rise her up from down below

Whiskey here and whiskey there
Whiskey, whiskey everywhere

Chorus

Well I’ve loved whiskey all me life
I loves it more than I loves me wife

Chorus

If whiskey gets too near me nose
I tip it back and down it goes

Chorus

Me wife and I do not agree
Cuz she puts whiskey in her tea

Chorus

Well I spilled whiskey on me pants
It made me wanna get up and dance

Chorus

Well I knew a girl and her name was Lies
She put whiskey in her pies

Chorus

Well whiskey gave me perfect sight
At least that’s what I thought last night

Chorus

Well whiskey killed me dear old dad (AWWWW)
And whiskey drove me mother mad

Chorus

Well if I knew where whiskey grew
I’d eat the leaves and the branches too

Chorus

If the ocean were whiskey and I was a duck
I’d swim to the bottom and never come up

Chorus

We don’t always sing every verse when we do this one, and we sometimes make up verses on the spot. There is also an alternate ending we often use to the last verse that has a more adult word that actually rhymes with “duck”.