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Bilk

Around 1981 I was at a picnic. I had brought milk and another gentleman had brought beer. I looked at the beer and the milk and wrote "Bilk," also inspired by David Frizzell's hit "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home." I hope to make the song available soon. I understand that there are mixed opinions regarding beer and other alcoholic beverages. I'm no authority, but I've seen some bad consequences of alcohol abuse. Email me your comments.

Bilk
Lyrics and music by Dan Eumurian
The milk from our old cattle isn’t selling very well.
It’s so hard to get drunk on it and have a tale to tell.
Our dairy operation would soon be doing fine
If milk would bring the kind of price that beer gets all the time.

CHORUS 1
We need to feed some crazyweed to our little dairy herd,
Take almost all the nutrients from the yogurt and the curd.
We’ll please the big beer drinkers and tip our hats to milk
If we can get those dairy cows to start producing Bilk.

Let’s say Bilk is the thing to drink for those in a factory.
We’ll take their money while we cut their productivity.
We’ll advertise at filling stations, grocery stores and games.
If accidents and crime occur, of course we won’t get the blame.

We’ll make folks freeze in wintertime, in summer make ‘em sweat,
Deteriorate their driving skills and give their homes a threat.
Their throwaway containers can litter up the road,
And while they’re in the hospital we’ll let taxes bear the load. (To CHORUS)

CHORUS 2
We need to feed some crazyweed to our little dairy herd,
Take almost all the nutrients from the cheddar and the curd.
We’ll please the big beer drinkers and tip our hats to milk
If we can get those dairy cows to start producing Bilk.

We’ll Bilk folks when they celebrate and Bilk ‘em when they’re blue.
We’ll Bilk ‘em till they can’t remember what they’re here to do.
Beclouding of the thinking and damage to the brain
Might Bilk our country bad enough that they’ll join our sweet refrain:

CHORUS 3
We need to feed some crazyweed to our little dairy herd,
Take almost all the nutrients from the ice cream and the curd.
We’ll please the big beer drinkers and tip our hats to milk
If we can get those dairy cows to start producing Bilk.
If we can get those dairy cows to start producing Bilk.

© 1983, rev. © 1986, Come Thru Music Co., BMI, on “Farm Country” CD


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