Tractor Boy’s “I Like Beer”: The Best Song About Beer You’ve Never Heard

In Beer News by Karl

Back when I lived in the western suburbs, my friend James played with a bunch of bands and played shows all around Chicago. One night he came home with a CD from a band he played with called Tractor Boy, who (as I recall) were a group of thoughtful redneck anime fans who had a passion for trucks, Akira, farm life, and drinking beer and writing songs about it. I never saw them perform, unfortunately, but I’ve had this song floating around for years now. After long last, I’ve decided to immortalize their epic song, “I Like Beer,”  in the above clip.

Even back in the years where my tastes ran the gamut from Busch to High Life, I never sided with the “I like Budweiser” line and I don’t expect this audience to either. However, I think it’s safe to say that nearly everyone who’s enjoyed a beer or four can relate to this song in some way shape or form.

I don’t know who the inspired gentlemen of Tractor Boy are (or were), I don’t know where they are now, and I don’t know if there’s any other documentation out there other than this lonely little post. (Every other search seems to end up pointing to a John Deere something-or-other.)

All I know is that this song is your new theme song.

LYRICS:

V1:

I like beer, drink it all the time
I like beer, whatever beer I can find
I like beer, drink it on up,
From a bottle from a can or from a cup

I like beer, drink it all night
I like beer and getting into fistfights
I like beer, whatever beer’s around
I like beer, c”mon & suck ’em down

CHORUS:

I like beer
I like beer
I like beer
I like beer

V2:

I like beer, drink it all the time
Prefer it to anything that i could find
I like beer, always on my mind
Prefer it to whiskey, water or even wine

I like beer, I like Budweiser
I like beer, think that drinking makes me wiser
I like beer, drink it every day
I like beer, especially when I don’t have to pay

CHORUS:

I like beer
I like beer
I like beer
I like beer

BRIDGE:

Yeah
Gimme a beer
I don’t need y’all Margarita sippin,
pina colada no good slackjawed sonuvabitchass…
Get a goddamn 12 pack of grain belt tall boys,
turn you into a sexual tyrannosaurus
Like a bastard
Suck ’em down, boy

V3:

I like beer, drink it all the time
I like beer, whatever beer is mine
I like beer, give it all to me
I like beer, whatever beer is free

I like beer I’m drunk right now
I like beer, drink it til’  I get plowed
I like beer, drink it every day
I like beer

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaa yeah

CHORUS:

I like beer
I like beer
I like beer
I like beer

© Big Tire Music, 2001

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Karl has written about food, travel and beer for Chicago Magazine, Thrillist, Time Out Chicago, AskMen and more. His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, is now available via Amazon and other booksellers.If you're buying, he's likely having a porter or a pale ale.

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