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Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – Gimme That Wine lyrics

My wife got tired a' me runnin 'round, so she tried to keep me home-
Well, she broke my nose and hid my clothes, but I continued to roam.
Then she finally hit my weak spot - threatened to throw my bottle out
Well, from the basement to the rooftop, everybody could hear me shout...

Chorus: Gimme that wine (Unhand that bottle) (3 times)
'Cause I can't cut loose without my juice.
Gotta have hot lucy when I go walkin' y'know.

Well, one day while crossin the avenue, a big car knocked me down.
While I was stretched out tyin' up traffic and crowds came from blocks
Around
Now the po-lice were searchin my pockets, before they sent me to the
Funeral parlor,
But when one o' those cops took my bottle, Jack, I jumped straight up
And commenced to hollar

Chorus: Gimme that wine (Unhand that bottle) (3 times)
'Cause I can't get well without Muskatel
I only drink for medicinal purposes anyway

Well, now, one real dark and dreary night as I was staggerin' home t'
Bed,
Well, a bandit jumped from the shadows and put a blackjack 'side my
Head.
That cat took my watch, my ring, my money, And I didn't make a sound,
But when he reached 'n got my bottle, you could hear me for blocks
Around

Chorus: Gimme that wine (Unhand that bottle) (3 times)
Beat m' head outta shape, but leave my grape.
Watch, ring and money ain't nothin' but don mess with my wine, jim.

Well one day my house caught fire while I was layin' down sleepin' off a
Nap
An' when I woke up everything was burnin' with a pop an' a crackle an' a
Snap.
Now the fireman chopped up my tv set and tore my apartment apart,
But when he raised his axe to my bottle, I screamed with all my heart...

Chorus: Gimme that wine (Unhand that bottle) (3 times)
So I can drink one toast before I roast.
No sense goin' out half baked, Might as well be Alll tore up

You can take all those Hollywood glamor girls- Lana Turner, Rita
Hayworth,
Bridget Bardot, n' Lucille Ball,
And all them chicks 'n line 'em upside the wall
Put a gigantic jug beside 'em, n' tell me to take my choice.
Well, there'd be no doubt which one I chose, the minute I raised my
Voice.

Chorus: Gimme that wine (Unhand that bottle) (3 times)
Well those chicks look fine, but I love my wine.
Now some folks like money, some like to dance and dine,
But I'll be happy If you give me that wine



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/lambert_hendricks_ross/gimme_that_wine.html

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