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Gary T Lyr Req: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (7) Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee: 3rd verse 28 Apr 02


I have a recording of Stick McGhee doing "Drinkin' Wine Spo-dee-o-dee," but I'll be danged if I can make out the third line of the third verse. I found a pretty good rendition of the lyrics on one site, but even they weren't sure they had it right. I feel sure they got it wrong. Here's the verse as they have it:

If you wanna get along, in New Orleans town
Buy some wine and pass it all around
Age runs up for tonight (?)
All those cats they love sweet wine

I hear is a pretty clear "long A" sound on the first word, though I doubt the word is "age." The last three syllables sound like "forty-nine" or "for denyin'," which makes sense in rhyming with "wine" in the fourth line. But the line as a whole eludes me. Anyone know what it is, or have some ideas?


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