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Lyr/Chords Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me

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Lyr Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin) (12)


Keith D 31 Aug 99 - 07:27 PM
Joe Offer 31 Aug 99 - 08:36 PM
Art Thieme 31 Aug 99 - 10:34 PM
Gene 31 Aug 99 - 11:08 PM
alison 01 Sep 99 - 01:49 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 01 Sep 99 - 06:04 AM
Keith D 01 Sep 99 - 06:52 PM
Mr Happy 27 Dec 02 - 10:26 PM
masato sakurai 27 Dec 02 - 11:25 PM
masato sakurai 27 Dec 02 - 11:41 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 28 Dec 02 - 11:04 PM
Cluin 29 Dec 02 - 02:09 AM
boab d 30 Dec 02 - 04:22 AM
Bullfrog Jones 30 Dec 02 - 04:53 AM
Allan Dennehy 30 Dec 02 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,Dylan 27 Feb 03 - 12:20 PM
Cluin 27 Feb 03 - 12:34 PM
Cluin 27 Feb 03 - 02:03 PM
Dave the Gnome 07 Oct 04 - 08:19 AM
GUEST,The O'Meara 07 Oct 04 - 09:12 AM
Dave the Gnome 07 Oct 04 - 10:00 AM
Jim Dixon 10 Oct 04 - 08:20 PM
The Fooles Troupe 04 Nov 04 - 06:08 PM
GUEST,johnmc 13 Dec 10 - 05:22 PM
GUEST,johnmc 13 Dec 10 - 05:27 PM
Dave MacKenzie 13 Dec 10 - 05:53 PM
The Fooles Troupe 13 Dec 10 - 08:46 PM
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Subject: Little old wine drinker me
From: Keith D
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 07:27 PM

Hi Any one help with the Lyr&Chores Please.

Keith D


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Subject: ADDPOP: LITTLE OLE WINE DRINKER ME
From: Joe Offer
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 08:36 PM

Sorry, Keith, can't help with chords.
-Joe Offer (the devil made me do it)-

LITTLE OLE WINE DRINKER ME
(Samuel Garrett & Dick Jennings, 1967)
recorded by Dean Martin

I'm praying for rain in California
So the grapes can grow and they can make more wine
And I'm sitting in a honky in Chicago
With a broken heart and a woman on my mind

I matched the man behind the bar for the jukebox
And the music takes me back to Tennessee
And he asked who's the fool in the corner crying
I say a little ole wine drinker me

I came here last week from down in Nashville
'Cause my baby left for Florida on a train
I thought I'd get a job and just forget her
But in Chicago, the broken heartache's still the same

I matched the man behind the bar for the jukebox
And the music takes me back to Tennessee
When they ask who's the fool in the corner crying
I say a little ole wine drinker me
I say a little ole wine drinker me


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little old wine drinker me
From: Art Thieme
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 10:34 PM

This was a pretty big hit for ROBERT MITCHUM!!! (Yes, the actor!!) I loved it.

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little old wine drinker me
From: Gene
Date: 31 Aug 99 - 11:08 PM


Here's the way Robert Mitchum's version sounds to me...

HERE/KEY: F=1/Bb=4/C=5

[1] I'm praying for [4] rain in Cali-[1] fornia
So the grapes can grow and they can make more [5] wine
And I'm [1] sitting in a [4] honky in Chica-[1] go
With a broken heart and a [5] woman on my [1] mind.

I matched the [5] man behind the bar for the [1] jukebox
And the music takes me back to Tennes-[5] see
And he [1] asked who's the [4] fool in the corner [1] crying [4]
I say a [1] little ole [5] wine drinker [1] me.

Other verse and bridge same chord pattern.

Faron Young/Mel Tillis among others
also recorded it...


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little old wine drinker me
From: alison
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 01:49 AM

Ah memories...... Dad used to have this on an old 8 track got subjected to it on many occasions on long trips.... I thought it was Merle Haggard.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little old wine drinker me
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 06:04 AM

But wasn't it Dean Martin who made the most of the song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little old wine drinker me
From: Keith D
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 06:52 PM

Hi thanks all of you for your help I have only just found this site and already I think its great.
Messages from multiple threads combined. Messages below are from a new thread.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Req: little ol' wine drinker,me- more verses?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 27 Dec 02 - 10:26 PM

i've got this version of the song:


I'm prayin' for rain in California
So the grapes can grow and they can make more wine
And I'm sittin' in a honky in Chicago
With a broken heart and a woman on my mind.

I match the man behind the bar for the jukebox
And the music takes me back to Tennessee
And they ask "Who's the fool in the corner, cryin'?"
I say, "little ole wine drinker me"


I came here last week from down in Nashville
'cause ma baby left for Flor'da on a train
I thought I'd get a job and just forget her
But in Chicago a broken heart is still the same

I match the man behind the bar for the jukebox
And the music takes me back to Tennessee
And they ask "Who's the fool in the corner, cryin'?"
I say, "little ole wine drinker me
I say "a-little ole wine drinker me"


anyone got more verses/versions?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: little ol' wine drinker,me- more verses?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 27 Dec 02 - 11:25 PM

It's a Merle Haggard song "Little Ole Wine Drinker Me". Recording is HERE [RealAudio] at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites (Real Country Page 23). That's what he sang.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: little ol' wine drinker,me- more verses?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 27 Dec 02 - 11:41 PM

Correction: the original is Robert Mitchum's hit (1967).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: little ol' wine drinker,me- more verses?
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Dec 02 - 11:04 PM

The "Definitive" version is of course, Dean Martin's version.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: little ol' wine drinker,me- more verses?
From: Cluin
Date: 29 Dec 02 - 02:09 AM

Agreed, George. I didn't know anybody else recorded it (though I suspected it was so).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: little ol' wine drinker,me- more verses?
From: boab d
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 04:22 AM

has anyone got the chords for this wee cracker Ive crawled the net and not a thing not even a wee peep help me please
Dylan


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: little ol' wine drinker,me- more verses?
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 04:53 AM

Boab --- You'll find it on Cowpie, (and a lot more besides).

BJ


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: little ol' wine drinker,me- more verses?
From: Allan Dennehy
Date: 30 Dec 02 - 07:52 AM

Sing it regularly myself but Dean martin was the king.


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Subject: Chord Req: little ol' wine drinker me
From: GUEST,Dylan
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 12:20 PM

Hello all. Im looking for the chords for the Dean Martin song can any of you cats out there help me.
Thanks Dylan
I moved this message here from another thread on the same topic.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little old wine drinker me
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 12:34 PM

Yep. Dino did a cool version of this too. Back in that late 60s period when he was doing a lot of country covers, like "Houston", "King of the Road", "Welcome To My World" and "My Shoes Keep Walkin' Back To You". I still think DM could sing circles around Sinatra.

I've never heard the Robert Mitchum version but would like to. I always thought he was a pretty good singer too. (Even though he DID NOT sing the theme song to "River of No Return" like a lot of people think--they even claimed that on an A&E Biography of Robert Mitchum. That was Tennesee Ernie Ford).

(p.s. Mitchum was even cooler than Dean Martin, IMO)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little old wine drinker me
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 02:03 PM

For some alternative chords, here's the way I play it (same melody, slightly different phrasing, a country-swing feel):

In E, The key Dean Martin started it out in (the song went up a tone for the second verse)

I'm [E]prayin'
for a [A]rain
in Cali[E]fornia
so the grapes can grow
and [G#m]they can make more [B7]wine
and I'm [E]sittin'
in a [A]honky
in Chic[E]ago
with a [E]broken heart
and a [B7]woman on my [E]mind

I [A]match the [B7]man
be[A]hind the [B7]bar
for the [E]jukebox
and the music [G#m]takes me [C#m]back to [A]Tennes[B7]see
and they [E]ask
who's the [A]fool
in the [E]cor[A]ner, [B7]cry[A]in'
I say [E]little ole [B7]wine drinker [E]me


When playing the E chord, vamp on and off the E6th (0221200) for a nice feel. With the A chord, do the same with an A6th (002222).

At the end of the middle line in the chorus (after Tennessee) you might like to run the chords on each beat back down to the E for the next line: B A G#m F#m E

You might want to throw a C#m chord in on the 5th line above, on the word "make".

Have fun.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Little old wine drinkers question!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 08:19 AM

Not a lyric request as such as I know the words but a question on what they mean! In 'Little old wine drinker, Me', both the original Robert Mitchum and the more popular Dean Martin versions they sing 'I matched the man behind the bar for the jukebox...'. I had always though before it was asked the man... Which still didn't make perfect sense but made a lot more to me!

What does 'matched the man' mean here?

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little old wine drinkers question!
From: GUEST,The O'Meara
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 09:12 AM

It's a coin flip gambling game - he flips and you try to match it - heads/ heads or tails/ tails. match, you win, don't match, he wins. Bartenders used to occasionally play it with customers. In this case, loser pays for the jukebox.

O'Meara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little old wine drinkers question!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 10:00 AM

Aha! One of life's little mysteries now cleared up. Thanks The O'Meara.

Now, you sure this isn't one of those little jokes that the Irish play on us daft English?;-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little old wine drinker me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Oct 04 - 08:20 PM

According to The BMI Repertoire, the legal title is LITTLE OLE WINEDRINKER ME and the authors are Dick Jennings and Hank Mills.

I don't know where Sam Garrett fits in.

In various recordings, the spelling varies, i.e. OLE/OLD/OL' and WINEDRINKER/WINE DRINKER.

It has been recorded by Dave Dudley, Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, Sleepy LaBeef, The Lurkers (a British punk band), Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Mel Tillis, and others.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 06:08 PM

I seem to remember a very good duet version - think it was Dean Martin and maybe Sammy Davis Junior.


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Subject: Little Ole Wine Drinker
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 05:22 PM

Can anyone explain what is going on in the line "I asked the man behind the bar for the jukebox" ? Aren't they usually readily accessible ?


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Subject: RE: Little Ole Wine Drinker
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 05:27 PM

Or is it " I matched the man..." ?


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Subject: RE: Little Ole Wine Drinker
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 05:53 PM

I presumed that becauswe he was so drunk and depressed he wasn't capable of doing it himself.


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Subject: RE: Little Ole Wine Drinker
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 Dec 10 - 08:46 PM

Some jukeboxes had remote controls, and some jukeboxes would play 'management funded' requests. Asking for a request was not unusual, depending on management policy.

Also, apart from being a good line in a song, such concepts as 'management control' of the jukebox have occurred in other songs. Eg. 'I asked the man to turn the jukebox way down low'.


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Subject: RE: Little Ole Wine Drinker
From: Gene
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 02:11 AM

The Correct Expression is:

"I Matched the man behind the bar for the jukebox!"
[or barmaid, which ever the case might be]

The practice was the same for cafes and restaurants with
jukeboxes.

[at least it was in my home town in the late 40s & early 50s]

the proprietors got back all the quarters they lost and half of
the ones the customers lost.

The coins usually had a 'DAB' of fingernail polish on them
[or some other means of identifying them] and when the jukebox serviceman came to ROB the coin collection box, he divided the
remaining LOOT...   

G


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Subject: RE: Little Ole Wine Drinker
From: GUEST,MC Fat (at work)
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 05:04 AM

i was working on a paraody called 'Little Old Binge Drinker Me'


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Subject: RE: Little Ole Wine Drinker
From: GUEST,johnmc
Date: 14 Dec 10 - 06:39 AM

Thanks to one and all - clears it up.


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