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Thread #24205 Message #3905728
Posted By: Jim Dixon
14-Feb-18 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: Lyr Add: SHUT UP AND DRINK YOUR BEER
This is a lively, upbeat polka done in western-swing style. You can hear it at The Internet Archive:
SHUT UP AND DRINK YOUR BEER
As recorded by Luke Wills' Rhythm Busters on Victor 20-2415, 1947.
There's a place on the corner where the gang will always meet,
Where the jukebox music makes you pat your feet.
In the middle of the evenin' when spirits are gay,
The fat bartender, you will hear him say:
CHORUS: "(Shut up!) and drink your beer.
There's a man asleep beneath the table in the rear.
(Shut up!) and drink your beer.
It's time to have another."
Patrick Mahoney he was always the same.
He'd lick any man with an Irish name.
The door it would open and Patrick walk in,
This is the place where the chorus begins: CHORUS
If the place gets noisy, and you know that it will,
And the folks around you seem to have their fill,
You'll all know the words from beginning to end,
So one, two, three, let's all sing it again: CHORUS
[Also recorded by Doye O'Dell, 1948; and by Merle Travis, 1953.]