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Thread #17293 Message #1048454
Posted By: Pete Betts (inactive)
05-Nov-03 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: Origins: They Don't Write 'Em Like That Anymore
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: They don't write em like That anymore
To Snuffy ,Dave , Nutty & Joe,
Where I live ( and probably where you live ) - the Polite and I suppose the correct phrase is "Drunk as a Lord".
Round these parts there is a more common phrase "Pissed as a Newt". Incidentally - why a newt I'll never know ,we've always used it .
I often sing the second phrase ( in relaxed company ) but where I need to be proper, I sing the proper words "Drunk as a newt" and I suppose it's a bit of a secret sign to my mates that I'was still thinking mischeviously.
Yes - remember the Cleveland Bay very well-could tell you a million stories about it .
I still live near it and on rare occasions I have a pint with Tony Vallely. Tony's Dad used to run the Pub at the time of the Folk Club and what a nice man he was to us all.
The pub got redecorated and the folk club room became part of the living Quarters.
The final thing - we'll find out if I'm a Member when I press the "submit message" button.
Cheers to you all.