the song
title : He’s got all the whisky
written by : B[obby?] Charles
song copyright : © 19xx? Warner Chappell Music

the performance
musicians
John Martyn vocal
with :
Russ Barenberg guitar
Jerry Douglas dobro
Tommy Hayes percussion
Eddi Reader backing vocal
Danny Thompson double bass
music
key : C minor
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 98
form : vr vr VR VR VR vr vr VR′ VR″ VR RX
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

He’s got all the whisky


{ah-yeah etc.}

I say, he got all the whisky
he got all the whisky
he got all the whisky

but he sure don’t give me none

he got all the money
he got all the money
I swear he got all the money

but he just don’t give me none

I know he got the power
I swear he got the power
he got all the power

but he just don’t give me none
none

vocalise

{ah etc. behind:}
he got all the women
he got all the women
he got all the women

still won’t give me one {none}

and now he got religion
he swear he got religion
he swear he got religion

but he just can’t teach me none
{oh no}

mmh, he got all the whisky {oh no}
he got all the whisky
he got all the whisky

and won’t give me none

won’t give me none {yeah-eah-eah etc. behind:}
won’t give me none
not even if my teeth were on fire
just won’t give me none
won’t give me none
won’t give me none
won’t give me none
won’t give me none
ooh-ee-ooh


the recording
personnel
produced by : Douglas Eadie for BBC Scotland, the National Video Corporation Ltd and Radio Telefis Eirean
recorded by : Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness at a Highland hotel in 1998
mixed by : Brian MacNeill at Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness?
mastered by : Jon Turner at Cunningham Audio Productions, Beauly, Inverness?
technical
track timing : 4:02
song timing : 3:59
released on
album : Transatlantic sessions 2, volume two track 11

commentary
recorded live during filming for the Transatlantic Sessions 2 tv series, with no audience apart from other musicians and the tv crew
Adrian Dover