From the recording There Goes Rhymin' Pie Man
I was inspired to write this song for several reasons, not the least of which is that I have gotten myself in trouble over my life, drinkin'. Hardly drink at all anymore. Probably don't have the gene for alcoholism. Maybe 7/8 of it. Probably also not hard to imagine that I have had quite a few friends who have gotten in deeper trouble than me with the drink. I had one friend in mind for sure when I was writing this song, which took awhile, years really. Circa 1987ish. Always liked this song, there is an updated version of it on my cd "Who Come Down?"