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Thread #24205   Message #1391843
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
28-Jan-05 - 07:56 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: RE: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Forgive me if I list any already cited, but I think these are new to this thread.

Whiskey You're the Devil, The Parting Glass - easiest found by Clancy Bros.. who also recorded any number of other good boozers, as did Patrick Galvin, A.L.Lloyd and others from the eastern side of the water.
Cruiskeen Lawn
Let Her Sleep Under the Bar
No More Booze - it's in Sandburg, maybe as Fireman Save My Child
The Stout Family (Glorious, Glorious)
Quartermaster's Corps
Never Get Drunk No More...

and also the classic recitation, "Last Night I Decided To Give Up Drinking," which was recorded in a shortened and somewhat dulled-down version by Johnny Bond as TEN LITTLE BOTTLES.

However, I agree, we're largely suggesting songs for drinkers and drunks. Songs for alcoholics per se is a much different and more disenchanted group. What about "Morning-After" songs? "Kicking-the-Habit" songs? More to the point, what exactly IS a "song for alcoholics" apart from drinking & drunk songs?