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1/6/19

Jerry Lee Lewis duets with Mack Vickery on Mack's Rockin' My Life Away with James Burton and Bob Moore - Merle Kilgore sings Mack Vickery's When You Get on the Whiskey (Let Somebody Else Drive)



Kenny Lovelace, Me, and James Burton, backstage at HOB NOLA - Mack said it was about playing touch football with elvis


Jerry Lee Lewis duets with Mack Vickery on Mack's Rockin' My Life Away featuring legends James Burton and Bob Moore (Nashville Now 1984)



Mack was mine and the Killer's favorite songwriter (Rockin' My Life Away, nuff said?), and i had the opportunity to spend a while with him at Jerry Lee's birthday party at the ranch in Nesbit, 1990, while recording Linda Gail Lewis

Weird trivia:
i asked him what the song was about, and you'll never believe what he told me.
find the answer under the video in the comment section


Thank you for posting this. My husband would have been 78 years old today. He and Mack were best friends and he worked for years as Jerry's road manager.


not Cecil Harrelson? was it JW? i  produced a Linda Gail record where I met him at one of Jerry Lee's birthday parties in Nesbit.  i miss him too.


Mack wrote this..but he can't follow the killer!!!


Admirez les rois du vrai rock n'roll !

Merle Kilgore sings his and Mack Vickery's When You Get on the Whiskey (Let Somebody Else Drive) with The Bama Band, Hee Haw, 1985





Maybe you've heard John Anderson's version? 

It says in this book excerpt that President Reagan gave him a signed letter of appreciation for this song, because of Nancy's 'Just Say No' drug movement.  (it didn't work though, because when i met him, i think he could hear the grass grow.)

Lyrics
I heard it on the radio and six o' clock news
Said, "You'd better not drive when you get on the booze"
The sheriff was on TV an a shakin' his hand
Said, 'We're really crackin' down you better understand'
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
Let somebody else drive
Started drinkin' on Friday and by Saturday night
They had be blowin' through a tube charged with DUI
Cuffed and booked and thrown in a cell
I was tryin' to sober up and tell him myself
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
Just let somebody else drive
Forty eight hours is a long is a long time to kill
In a room full of drunks surrounded with steel
Hell's all the serve in a Metro Bar
So don't be drinkin' when your drivin' your car
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
Let somebody else drive
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
Let somebody else drive
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
When you get on to whiskey
(When you get on to whiskey)
Songwriters: Mack Vickery / Merle Kilgore
Let Somebody Else Drive lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group


(1957) Sun ''Drive In'' Mack Vickery



i'm starting to feel like a funny @tylermahancoe