Little Brown Jug

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Music and Lyrics by Joseph Eastburn Winner

VERSE 1

   C                F 
My wife and I lived all alone

     G7                C 
In a little log hut we called our own;

                   F 
She loved gin, and I loved rum;

  G7                  C 
I tell you what, we'd lots of fun.

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee;

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee.

VERSE 2

     C                F 
'Tis you who makes my friends my foes,

     G7               C 
'Tis you who makes me wear old clothes;

                F 
Here you are so near my nose,

   G7             C 
So tip her up and down she goes.

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee;

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee.

VERSE 3

     C            F 
When I go toiling to my farm,

       G7               C 
I take Little Brown Jug under my arm;

                   F 
I place it under a shady tree. 

 G7                     C 
"Little Brown Jug" 'tis you and me.

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee;

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee.

VERSE 4

   C                F 
If all the folks in Adam's race,

    G7                C 
Was gathered together in one place;

                    F 
Then I'd prepare to shed a tear,

  G7                 C 
Before I'd part from you, my dear.

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee;

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee.

VERSE 5

   C              F 
If I'd a cow that gave such milk,

    G7                C 
I'd clothe her in the finest silk;

                    F 
I'd feed her on the choicest hay,

    G7             C 
And milk her forty times a day.

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee;

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee.

VERSE 6

    C               F 
The rose is red, my nose is, too,

    G7               C 
The violets blue and so are you;

                  F 
And yet I guess before I stop,

     G7           C 
We'd better take another drop.

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee;

            F 
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,

 G7                       C 
"Little brown jug," don't I love thee.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo C Major F Major G7
Guitar C Major F Major G7
Mandolin C Major F Major G7
Piano C Major F Major G7
Ukulele C Major F Major G7