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Uke Lyr Add: Bartender's Song / Bartender's Polka (18) Tune Req: Is he a man? Is he a mouse? 10 Jul 04


Came across these lyrics in an old songbook - looks like a rollicking drinking song of yesteryear. Have searched on Mudcat and elsewhere and can't locate any info on the melody - though I imagine it's well-known. Can anyone help with the tune or background? Cheers


The Bartender's Song

Oh! the bartender, the bartender,
He's a jolly good scout.
He'll serve you till your money's gone
And then he'll turn you out.

Ch- Is he a man? Is he a mouse?
    It's time we had one on the house.

Oh, the bartender, the bartender,
He's a man's best friend.
Until you want one on the house,
And that's where friendship ends.

Oh, the bartender, the bartender,
Always jolly and gay.
He'll listen to your tale of woe
As long as you can pay.

Oh, the bartneder, the bartender,
It's a crying shame,
The way he measures out your beer,
You'd think it was champagne.

Oh, the bartender, the bartender,
Sometimes he's alright.
For when the wife calls up he says,
"He ain't been here all night."


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