Chris Ford

Chris Ford

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Blues - Rock | Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Total Song Plays: 557   
Member Since: 2016
   Last Login: 4/2/2020

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Plays:

56

Song Description

Popcorn Sutton was the most famous moonshiner from the NC/TN mountains. In the early 2000's he was arrested in NC for parole violation, and a lot of mountain folk were trying to raise money for his legal fund. After exhausting his legal options, and finding out he had terminal cancer, Popcorn committed suicide rather than spend 18 months in prison.- This song is based on his final legal battle, trying to avoid prison late in life.

Story Behind the Song

Popcorn Sutton was a famous moonshiner in the NC/TN mountains. In the early 2000's he was arrested in NC for parole violation, and a lot of mountain folk were trying to raise money for his legal fund. I was inspired for the song when I went into a country store, and saw a plastic jug on the counter at check out that said, "Popcorn Sutton's Legal Fund - Donations Welcome".

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Broadjam Member Reviews

very cool harp...
dug the concept...

    - Lonnie G

The story behind this song is really neat! The harmonica is really good. The guitar is neat too. The vocal is very good. The band sounds really tight. I liked it a lot. A really fun song. Hope you get out of prison!!!

    - Signal 30
Lyrics

Verse:
I sit here in lock up, just 'cross the state line
For sellin' home brew whiskey, tryin' to make a dime
I call my ol' lady, Come get me from jail
She ain't got no money, she can't go my bail

Chorus: Bring your donations, down to the country store
If you can't save me from prison, I can't bring you your whiskey no more.


Verse:
The judge she done told me, got to do my time.
'cause I broke probation; sellin'shine.
Call me Popcorn Sutton. Don't put heat on me
'cause I might blow my top, if the judge won't set me free.


Chorus: Bring your donations, down to the country store
If you can't save me from prison, I can't bring you your whiskey no more.


Instrumental verse

Chorus: Bring your donations, down to the country store
If you can't save me from prison, I can't bring you your whiskey no more.

Bridge to end:
If you can't save me from prison, I can't bring you your whiskey no more.
If you can't save me from prison (music stops)
Ain't gon' be no more Popcorn Sutton home brew whiskey......

End spoken vocals:
Popcorn Sutton disaster relief fund. Kindly Leave your donations in the jug.

Music to end....

Song Length
3:44
Genre
Blues - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Anxious

Subject Matter
Famous People, General

Similar Artists
Hank Williams Jr., Blackfoot
Language
English

Lyric Credits Chris Ford
Music Credits Chris Ford, James Fletcher, Jon Fletcher, Mitchel Fletcher, Tim Gonzales
Producer Credits Chris Ford
Publisher Credits Chris Ford
Performance Credits Chris Ford, James Fletcher, Jon Fletcher, Mitchel Fletcher, Tim Gonzales (pay for performance studio musicians)
Label Credits N/A