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Moonshine Songs

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Moonshine is a homemade, high alcohol content liquor that has a long history in many countries across the world, but especially in the American south. The illegal nature of the drink caused many distillers and smugglers to work at night to avoid detection, thus the word ""moonshine", since it was produced by the light of the moon.

Mountain folk know how to party, and many a fantastic bluegrass record has been made with white lighting as the fuel.

This playlist features 21 songs about, or that feature moonshine prominently. I have limited the list to include only roots music -- bluegrass, folk, country, alt-country, old-time and blues help keep a working class continuity, which fits the subject matter nicely.

Being from North Carolina, it doesn't take me long to get into the heart of moonshine country, and if you've ever taken a swig of this stuff you know how powerful it can be. It hurts at first, but once you get your first mason jar down it gets easier.

Moonshine Songs

Where The Devil Don't Stay - Drive-By Truckers

on Yahoo! Music JukeboxFrom the album The Dirty South
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Tear My Stillhouse Down - Gillian Welch

on Yahoo! Music JukeboxFrom the album Revival
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Kentucky Moonshine - Pure Prairie League

on Yahoo! Music JukeboxFrom the album Two Lane Highway
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Moonshine - Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen

on Yahoo! Music JukeboxFrom the album Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen
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Moonshiner's Daughter - Hayseed Dixie

on Yahoo! Music JukeboxFrom the album A Hot Piece Of Grass
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The Moonshiner - The Clancy Brothers

on Yahoo! Music JukeboxFrom the album Irish Drinking Songs
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Corn Liquor Blues - Lewis Black - Various Artists

on Yahoo! Music JukeboxFrom the album Booze & The Blues
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When The Moon Shines On The Moonshine - Bert Williams

on Yahoo! Music JukeboxFrom the album Pop Music: The Early Years: 1890-1950
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