Tom T. Hall was like the Johnny Carson
of the Dixie folk circuit. He had that smoky smooth voice.
He had an approachable persona. He was a study in classy,
humorous, wholesome, populist values. By July 1972, Olive
Hill, Tennessees favorite balladeer was already
commemorating his greatest hits. Toms profile through
the decade would remain high with the cult success of
tracks like Sneaky Snake & Toms
masterpiece, I Like Beer. Anytime youre
ever tempted to join in a sing-along with the unbearable
99 Bottles Of Beer ditty, try breaking out
a barrel of Tom T. Hall instead.
Whiskeys too rough
Champagne costs too much
Vodka puts my mouth in gear
This little refrain should help me explain
Why as a matter of fact I like beer.