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Sam 

©1981 Andrew Calhoun, recorded on The Gates of Love.  Recording here from 2018. 

Sam was drinkin', Sam was drinkin' 
And his wife asked him to stop 
And his best friend asked him to stop 
And his father asked him to stop 
And finally the whiskey 
Asked him to stop, it said "Stop drinking me, 
Stop drinking me, 
Stop drinking me, 
But Sam would not stop drinkin' 
Till he couldn't remember his own name no more 

Sam is drinkin' like a fish 
He's drinkin' in the nighttime 
He's drinkin' on his worktime 
He's drinkin' on his credit 
He's drinkin' on his wife's pay 
And finally the whiskey 
The whiskey in his glass said 
"Sam, you got so much going for you 
Why don't stop drinkin' me 
Stop drinkin' me 
Stop drinkin'me" 
But Sam would not stop drinkin' 
Till he couldn't remember his own name no more 

Sam's a nice man, Sam's a nice man 
He's nice to talk to when he's sober 
He's a sweet guy when he's sober 
He's an angel when he's sober 
But then the whiskey says, "Sam, 
Just a little drink Sam, 
Please drink me 
Please drink me 
Please drink me" 
And Sam will not stop drinking till he's 
Mean and ugly and sorry and hopeless and dirty 

Hey Sam, what did your papa do to you 
What dos your Mama say 
To make you act this way 
Do you see Hell, 
Does that little boy fall down that well 
And cry for help that doesn't come 
And who's gonna save him if not you son 
Echoes from the grave and the horizon 
From that voice from the bottom calling 
"Help me, help me, help me" 
and Sam will not stop drinking till he's 
Drowned his thinking and he's 
Drowned that voice out 
And he's got no choice but to fall, 
To fall, 
To fall 
Down and be taken care of 
By the paddy wagon, 
Or somebody's love 

Sam was drinkin', Sam was drinkin' 
And his wife asked him to stop 
And his best friend asked him to stop 
And his father asked him to stop 
And finally the whiskey