Here’s an absolute gem from Stick McGhee, who I’d never heard of but it turns out that he is the brother of Brownie McGhee, who I do know.
The original lyrics were extremely profane – “Drinkin’ wine motherfucker!” – but were changed to the more innocuous “bop ba!”
“Drinkin’ wine, spo-dee o-dee” was first recorded by Stick in the mid-1940s. Subsequent cover versions were by Jerry Lee Lewis and Mike Bloomfield’s Electric Flag.
We don’t condone drunken violence, nor do we condone drinking Port and Sherry together, as Stick does in this seminal Blues rocker.