Is it whiskey, is it wine? Oh my God, it’s turpentine.”
It seems like they were just made because they rhyme. Could the Lincoln one possibly be a riddle a Confederate made during the Civil War?
Haystak Lincoln Lincoln.
You are missing the other half to the song.
“Lincoln, Lincoln, I’ve been thinking, what in the heck have you been drinking? Is it whisky? is it wine? Oh my gosh its turpentine.”
Most likely from the prohibition era.
We used to jump rope to it and at end ask How many pints did he drink? Then you counted by 5’s and jumped really fast until you missed. So 5, 10,15,20, 25 etc. Whoever went the furthest won.
I’ve also heard:
“Coke a Cola hits the spot, in your stomach it will rot.
Taste like water, looks like wine — Oh my god its turpentine”
Sorry, I’ve never heard of it. Where did you find this quote?
What our team says
“Lincoln, Lincoln, I’ve been thinking, what the hell have you been drinking?
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In a recent article published on The Guardian, “Lincoln, Lincoln, I’ve been thinking, what the hell have you been drinking?” author Joshua Wolf Shenk poses the question of whether or not U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was intoxicated when he gave his famous Gettysburg Address in 1863. Historians have differed on whether or not Lincoln was intoxicated during this time and Shenk’s article presents an interesting perspective on the matter.
The article begins by discussing the historiography of Lincoln’s speech at Gettysburg, noting that there is no single answer to whether or not he was intoxicated at the time. Some historians believe that he was fully sober while others believe that he may have had some alcohol in his system. Shenk cites several sources which support the latter viewpoint, including a letter written by Willie Lee Brown who served as Lincoln’s bodyguard at the time. Brown wrote that he saw Lincoln drink quite a bit of whiskey before delivering his speech and also noted that Lincoln was unsteady on his feet and had trouble keeping his balance.
While it is difficult to say for certain whether or not Lincoln was intoxicated at Gettysburg, Shenk’s article provides a interesting perspective on the matter and raises questions about how
Drinking Habits of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln was a strong drinker and, as a result, his drinking habits have been the subject of much discussion. It is generally agreed that he was an heavy drinker and that he developed his drinking habit early in life.
Lincoln’s early drinking habits were probably due to his unhappy home life. His father abandoned Lincoln and his mother when Lincoln was very young and he was left to be raised by his stepfather. As a result, Lincoln developed a great deal of resentment towards authority figures. This may have led him to develop a drinking habit in order to relax and escape from the stress of his everyday life.
Lincoln continued to drink heavily throughout his life and became known for his wild parties. He enjoyed drinking wine heavily and often got drunk quickly. He would often become belligerent and argumentative when he had too much to drink and would lash out at any dissenting voices.
However, despite all of Lincoln’s negative drinking habits, he was still an effective president. He was able to remain sober during difficult moments and make sound decisions despite being under the influence of alcohol. In fact, many people believe that he would not have been elected president if it weren’t for his impressive drinking record
Effects of Alcohol on the Brain
Alcohol consumption can have a number of effects on the brain, including impairments in memory, attention span, and judgment. These impairments can lead to risky behaviors, such as driving under the influence (DUI).
The role of alcohol in the development of neurodegenerative diseases is well documented. Alcohol consumption has been shown to increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other forms of dementia. In addition, heavy drinking can lead to stroke, heart disease, and other conditions.
There are a number of ways that alcohol affects the brain. One way is by increasing levels of stress hormones like cortisol. This can disrupt the normal function of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. Alcohol also increases blood sugar levels, which can damage cells in the brain.
Lincoln’s Late-Night Drinks and the Civil War
Since President Abraham Lincoln was a practicing alcoholic, it is no surprise that he enjoyed a few beers and wines after hours. In fact, according to historian Clifford Dowdey, Lincoln’s late-night drinking habits were so well-known that they became an in jokes during the Civil War.
Dowdey writes that Union soldiers would often sing ditties like “Lincoln Laddie, keep your glass full/Drink until you can’t see/And when you are too blind to hold your mug/Throw it in the president’s face!”
These clever quips may have been mean spirited, but they also served as a way for soldiers to share stories and make fun of their commanding officer. After all, who could forget the infamous incident where Lincoln was reportedly so drunk during the Battle of Gettysburg that he couldn’t remember who won?
Despite these humorous anecdotes, Dowdey says there is no doubt that Lincoln was an alcoholic. In fact, historians believe that his heavy drinking likely contributed to his early death at 61 years old.
This is a parody of the song “Lincoln, Lincoln, I’ve been thinking” by John Mellencamp. It’s about President Abraham Lincoln and his poor drinking habits.
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