FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Spill the Wine’ Eric Burdon and War (1970)

War (originally called Eric Burdon and War) is an American funk-rock band from Long Beach, California, Formed in 1969, War is a musical crossover band that fuses elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae. The band transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up.

Eric Victor Burdon (born 11 May 1941) is an English singer. He was previously the vocalist of rhythm and blues and rock band the Animals He is regarded as one of the British Invasion‘s most distinctive singers with his deep, powerful blues-rock voice.



The lady speaking Spanish in the background was Eric Burdon’s girlfriend.

The chorus is often misheard, but the proper lyrics are “Spill the wine, take that girl, spill the wine, take that pearl.” The “Pearl” is a sexual reference, meaning the clitoris.

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Eric Burden is a genuis, he made it big with the animals, tons of hits as a clean cut short haired “good kid”, he saw music ,culture everything was changing , he saw the hippie culture coming and where a lot of early 60s musicians couldn’t or wouldn’t make the jump from the 50s style clean cut rock, Eric grew his hair and embraced the counter culture, changed his music style and became even bigger.

Lyrics below

“Spill The Wine”

I was once out strolling one very hot summer’s day
When I thought I’d lay myself down to rest
In a big field of tall grass
I laid there in the sun and felt it caressing my face
As I fell asleep and dreamed
I dreamed I was in a Hollywood movie
And that I was the star of the movie
This really blew my mind
The fact that me, an overfed long-haired leaping gnome
Should be the star of a Hollywood movie, hm
But there I was, mm
I was taken to a place
The hall of the mountain kings
I stood high upon a mountain top
Naked to the world
In front of
Every kind of girl
There was long ones, tall ones, short ones, brown ones
Black ones, round ones, big ones, crazy ones
Out of the middle came a lady
She whispered in my ear
Something crazy
She said

Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl

I thought to myself, what could that mean?
Am I going crazy, or is this just a dream?
Now wait a minute
I know I’m lying in a field of grass somewhere
So it’s all in my head
And then I heard her say one more time

Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl

I could feel hot flames of fire roaring at my back
As she disappeared, but soon she returned
In her hand was a bottle of wine
In the other a glass
She poured some of the wine from the bottle into the glass
And raised it to her lips
And just before she drank it, she said

Take the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Spill the wine, take that pearl, uh-huh, uh-huh
Spill the wine, take that pearl
Take that pearl, yeah
It’s all yours
All you gotta do is spill that wine
Spill that wine, let me feel, let me feel hot, yeah, yeah, oh, uh-huh
Spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine
Spill the wine, spill the wine, spill the wine
Take that pearl
It’s all yours



Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

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