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ADD:Four Stages of Drunkenness/Jocose Drunkard

Uncle_DaveO 03 Jan 10 - 12:46 PM
Charley Noble 03 Jan 10 - 12:56 PM
meself 03 Jan 10 - 06:05 PM
Uncle_DaveO 03 Jan 10 - 06:31 PM
Jack Campin 03 Jan 10 - 06:49 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JOCOSE DRUNKARD (Alistair Macdonald)
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:46 PM

I don't know where I got these words; not in the DT. Didn't have a tune provided, so I "wrote" my own.

Four Stages of Drunkenness

G                D7         C    G          D7                        G
There is that jo-cose drunk-ard as you may com-pre-hend,
G                      D7    C               D7                                 
He's full of jokes and laugh-ter, and every-one's his friend;
    G          C       G                   D7          G
He slaps you on the back, me lads, and or-ders up a round,
G    C                   G                  D7                G
That jolly jo-cose drunk-ard's a pleasure to be found.


Chorus:

      
   C      D7             G
And you raise your glass,
C               G
Times have passed,
       D7                            G
And all the lads have gone home.


One drink beyond the jocose and then it's time for tears,

For now the drunkard is morose, he's crying in his beer;

He gets so sentimental, nostalgic and depressed,

He grieves for all he might've been and wails about the rest.

Chorus:


And you raise your glass,

Times have passed,

And all the lads have gone home.




But when the crying ceases, let the innocent beware,

For now the drunkard's bellicose, with fighting spirit rare;

He loudly picks an argument and wildly swings his fist,
                     
So bellicose a drunkard's a pleasure to be missed.

Chorus:


And you raise your glass,

Times have passed,

And all the lads have gone home.


The drunkard then becomes subdued, the liquor takes its toll,

For now the drunkard's comatose, 'tis said he's passed out cold;

These are the states of drunkenness through which we all may sink,

But, before we all are comatose there's time for one last drink!

Chorus:

And you raise your glass,

Times have passed,

And all the lads have gone home.

DRO


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Four Stages of Drunkenness
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:56 PM

Uncle Dave-

I believe I posted these lyrics some time ago here on Mudcat. The correct title is "The Jocose Drunkard" and the song was composed by Canadian Alistair Macdonald, ©, transcribed from the singing of Vince Morash, Nova Scotia, 1995.
Tune: after traditional "Three Drunkard Maidens"

I'd be curious what tune you came up with.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Four Stages of Drunkenness
From: meself
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:05 PM

Alistair sang this song for me last summer, during an evening visit. I hadn't heard it, or heard of it, before. I'm quite sure he himself called it either 'The Four Stages of Drunkenness' or just 'The Stages of Drunkenness" - which is not to say that he mightn't have given it a different title originally.

Great song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Four Stages of Drunkenness
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:31 PM

Charley Noble:

If I can get around my habitual lethargy and inertia, maybe I can whomp up a rough mp3 for you.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Four Stages of Drunkenness
From: Jack Campin
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 06:49 PM

Okay, now can we have a song about the Glasgow Coma Scale ?


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