This week Jim Adams has prompted us with Burrito/Fajita/Mexican/Tequila for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Since my drink of choice (back in my heyday of drinking) was Tequila, I wasn’t passing this up and maybe I took the easy way out, but you are getting me and my preferred spirit.
Mexican food is my favorite cuisine. I suppose that is because I was born and raised in Texas. Tex-Mex is really what I grew up on, but whenever I can find some true homemade authentic Mexican food, I’m as happy as can be…as long as it isn’t too spicy.
However, I’m still sticking with the Tequila. I’ve always preferred the taste of gold over the silver. Who needs Patron when you have Jose Cuervo at a reasonable price. Once when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California, me and a few of the guys took a trip down to Tijuana. It was safer to drink the tequila than it was to drink the water, so we indulged except for the one driving. That wasn’t me…driving that is, so I indulged. Scary place to be, Tijuana, but we were a bunch of Marines who thought we were invincible. In the photo above, I was fakin’ holding up a shot because the E-Club only sold beer and wine, hence the trip to Mexico.
“Jose Cuervo” the song was still very popular in the country bars and even the E-Club. There might have been a time or two that I found myself living out that song a bit. I will admit that I danced on a bar or two. I still dream of those days as an 18-19 year old who loved to party. BTW…the drinking age was 18 in 1984.
I love me some Tequila shots, Tequila Sunrise and my own creation Tequila Surprise.
A few years ago, I decided to make myself a Tequila Sunrise. I got out my ingredients…grenadine, handle of Cuervo, orange juice and ice. I poured in my tequila, added the orange juice, then the grenadine and went in for my taste test before adding the ice. It was not right! Something was dreadfully wrong! I turned the bottle around and realized I had grabbed the handle of Captain Morgan. Ooops! So, I put my concoction into a larger glass, added Jose Cuervo and viola…..Tequila Surprise. It was yummy! With both the rum and the tequila and once I added the ice and got it cold. Oh man! It became my drink of choice, but only I knew how to make it.
The video above is from Halloween, 1986 while Shelly West performs on the Ralph Emery Show. Many of the band members, Ralph and all his guest that night were in costume and it made for a festive performance. I met Ralph in 2003 while working at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida and was able to sit down with him and chat for about an hour. He gave me a signed copy of his book after our visit. Really a top-notch, down to earth guy.
Well it's Sunday Mornin' And the sun in shinin' In my eye that is open And my head is spinnin' Was the life of the party I can't stop grinnin' I had to much Tequila last night Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine I like to drink you with a little salt and lime Did I kiss all the cowboys? Did I shoot out the lights? Did I dance on the bar? Did I start a fight? Now wait a minute Things don't look to familiar Who is this cowboy Who's sleepin' beside me? He's awful cute, but how'd I Get his shirt on? I had to much Tequila last night Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine I like to drink you with a little salt and lime Did I kiss all the cowboys? Did I shoot out the lights? Did I dance on the bar? Did I start a fight? All those little shooters How I love to drink 'em down Come on bartender Let's have another round [Modulates] Well the music is playing And my spirits are high Tomorrow might be painful But tonight we're gonna fly Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine I like to drink you with a little salt and lime Every time we get together I sure have a good time You're my friend You're the best Mi amigo (Tequila) Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine I like to drink you with a little salt and lime Did I kiss all the cowboys? Did I shoot out the lights? Did I dance on the bar? Did I start a fight? Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Cindy Jordan Jose Cuervo lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC