Billy Mize – Who Will Buy The Wine?

• “Who Will Buy The Wine?” set to a picture of a later compilation. Thanks to #BillyMize.

8.4 “Fantastic Country from the USA”

I’ve been revisiting 1958 this week, and when listening back to Jerry Lee Lewis’s debut LP was reminded of his classic version of this tune. As always, curiosity has led me to the original source and I wasn’t disappointed. Billy’s version was recorded on the 15th June 1955 and first saw the light of day when it was issued as a single on Decca 9-29852 in March, 1956. These lyrics slay every time:

“Not long ago you held our baby’s bottle, but the one you’re holding now’s a different kind, and you never know whose lips you’ll soon be kissing, for it all depends on who will buy the wine”

Now THAT’S what I call country.

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