Last week, we listened to wine songs from 1900 through 1959. Today, we’ll finish out the century with more songs about wine and see if they do get better with age...
1960 – 1969
By the close of the sixties there was a change in the country, and in our music. Gone were the halocyne days of yore. With the 60's came the "in your face" music with a beat. Although those over the age of thirty were loath to give up the music they had grown up with, those younger embraced the new music revolution.
Of the golden smile that introduced me to
The days of wine and roses and you
In the wine (in the wine)
Make me happy (make me happy)
Make me feel fine (make me feel fine)
|Hazlewood & Sinatra|
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you summer wine
Ohhh-oh summer wine
In 1968, The Fireballs recorded Tom Paxton’s song, Bottle of Wine. It went to number 9 on the Hot 100 chart. The group took their name after the Jerry Lee Lewis hit, Great Balls of Fire.
when you gonna let me get sober?
leave me alone, let me go home.
let me go back and start over.
|Tom T. Hall|
But old dogs and children and watermelon wine
Without a wife in line
To pick the crop and get me hot
On elderberry wine
Now is the time for a new beginning
Baby, hear what I say
Buy me old wine in new bottles
Put the old love back into my lonely heart
Click below to listen to Pour the Old Wine in New Bottles.
Keeps me out of my mind
All she left behind was some sweet honky tonk wine.
|George Jones & Merle Haggard|
Made from the biggest watermelons on the vine
Help yourself to some, but obey the law if you drink
Don't drive do the watermelon crawl
|David Lee Murphy|
"There might be a little dust on the bottle
There might be a little dust on the bottle
It's one of those things that gets sweeter with time"