The outcome of the court case is unknown, but Buffett had brought "God's Own Drunk" back to the setlist in and since then has only played it rarely. They got an injunction against Buffett which prevented him from performing the song until the lawsuit was settled or resolved. Buckley's son, Dick Buckley Jr. The two drink the night away, and the narrator awakens to find that both Buddy and the still are gone; implying that the bear liked the whiskey so much that he stole the still. The narrator's fearlessness interests the bear, and out of mutual curiosity, the narrator gives the bear some whiskey and names him "Buddy". In the midst of his bender, he crosses paths with a bear; who, from the narrator's drunken perspective , is a male Kodiak about 16 feet Buckley or 19 feet Buffett tall. This page was last edited on 10 December , at
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In Buffett's studio take, one of the types of drunks listed off is "Reggie Younging", a reference to Reggie Young. Buffett's cover[ edit ] Although Buffett did not officially record his rendition until , he had been performing it since after two friends played him Buckley's Hollywood recording of Lord Buckley in Concert. Because "God's Own Drunk" was a concert staple before the lawsuit, the song's sudden absence from the setlist was a disappointment to fans, so Buffett played "The Lawyer and the Asshole" instead, to explain why "God's Own Drunk" couldn't and wouldn't be performed. The narrator's fearlessness interests the bear, and out of mutual curiosity, the narrator gives the bear some whiskey and names him "Buddy". Views Read Edit View history. Content[ edit ] Buckley's monologue and Buffett's rendition both tell a story in the first-person of a recovering alcoholic who finds himself taking care of his brother-in-law's still , eventually giving into his temptation and drinking its whiskey.