Friday, February 8, 2013
One song that always seemed to play on the K was Merle Haggard's "Rainbow Stew", which featured a line in the chorus that sounded like, "And I'll be drinkin' that free Bubbalub...." I forever wondered what "Bubbalub" was. Was it some Southern alcoholic thing? Moonshine? More Satan sauce the Baptists told me to stay away from?
Many years later, I saw the above drink at Cracker Barrel. Bubble Up is a lemon/lime soft drink, like a redneck version of 7-Up or Sprite. That long ago song jumped out of my head. I looked up the lyrics. Sho nuff! Mystery solved. By the way, Merle's singing, "We'll all be drinkin' that free Bubble Up...."
This is not the same studio version I remember, but nonetheless.....