From the recording Poison Took My Baby

Lyrics

If you ask her, “Name your poison” - It might take her near all day
Amid the conversation - Her mind begins to stray

She gets to itchin’, man, for anything - What helps to set her free
Lord, that poison took my baby - Away from Me

I’ve seen her smokin’ reefer - Until she starts to swoon
I’ve seen her captivated - By the needle and the spoon

I’ve seen Rye whiskey make her - So blind, she could not see
All that poison took my baby - Away from me

Should have left her off down in the country
Where things were safe and warm
Should have left her sweet and innocent
Down on her Daddy’s farm

Once the apple of my eye - She’s now just a memory
Cause that poison took my baby - Away from me

Damn that whiskey – Damn that needle and spoon
Damn that whiskey – Damn that needle and spoon
Damn that whiskey – Damn that needle
Damn that whiskey