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That Good Old Mountain Dew

Updated on July 27, 2017


Way up on the mountain's top, there is a way of life,

There to be practiced by the most common of men.

Helped put some food on the table of all the poorest,

While making the brew there, is a gravest of all sin.


What it's called there about, good ole Mountain Dew,

Although many do say that it is the devil's own brew.

The drinking from some stills has caused a few to die,

Giving up their lives, and joining the angels in the sky.



Revenuers don't take too kindly to running of a still,

So many of those smoke stacks hide up on the hill.

Coming with guns and axes they take them all apart,

Just makes good old boys cus, then all over do start.


Shine has been a chance to live, many families save,

Has put a few who drank too much in an early grave.

Brewed and drained into pots, hauled on dirt highways,

The market there in the mountains, a lot of folks it pays.



The lowlanders seem to believe moonshine is a curse,

It's even been celebrated of old in a song and in verse.

The devil gets you in the end, if shine don't get you first,

Makes the old boys visit their still, to quench their thirst.


There's been many a fast car rolled over, lot of lives lost,

Gunning it on curves in the hills can have a deathly cost.

They say stock car racing got a start, on those old roads,

Building their cars with hot engines, delivering their loads.



They don't make up that old mash, brew the dew, in stills,

Metal, coils of copper tubing, all lie moulding in the hills.

That way of life was lost at last, there came a better day,

People learned to work at new jobs, skills along the way.


Legends still all do lie in those hills, carried by the wind,

Those times of hiding in the woods, many laws to bend.

Now when a still's built these days, is only for just a nip,

Good old Mountain Dew's reputation made, by just a sip.



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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Now this made me smile. Oh, yes, good ole mountain dew. Hey, I don't know if it really comes from there but upon the alcohol shelves of one of our stores there are jugs that claim to be really original moonshine but they sure cost a lot.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      15 months ago from United States

      The few who have this ability are indeed gifted and talented. Thank you for your explanation my friend. Blessings to all. whonu

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      Bella Allred 

      15 months ago

      Wonderful work! I think everyone can relate to the literal beauty of the mountain dew and the amazing planet altogether as well as the metaphorical meaning to the work.

      -Bella

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      Dora Weithers 

      15 months ago from The Caribbean

      What a lovely name for something that can produce unlovely results (in my opinion). But the actual mountain dew up there on the heights is refreshing especially early in the morning.

    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 

      15 months ago

      Dear whonunueho. In Post Scriptum I owe you an explanation to my choice of the word CLAIRVOYANCE.During my learning of English language the word attracted my attention due to its deep meaning ——clairvoyance quick, intuitive knowledge of things and people; sagacity = wisdom, intelligence.( Taken from the dictionary ). Thank you for your time and understanding.

      Blessings always.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      15 months ago from United States

      Thank you, my friend. Many blessings to all. whonu

    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 

      15 months ago

      Great clairvoyance, a lesson to know what we love. (Especially for me, non native to this beautiful land.)

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR

      whonunuwho 

      15 months ago from United States

      Thank you, Ryan. I prowled those parts as a kid and lived in Georgia most of my life. I miss that and wish I could go back. We all know that in our hearts we wish, but it just is a dream most of the time. Blessings my friend. whonu

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      Ryan Fuller 

      15 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      The good ole mountain brew. Great poem. Makes me think of Tennessee and the Smoky mountains. Love that area up there.

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