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Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australia song)

jimrousey 02 Sep 99 - 08:55 AM
alison 02 Sep 99 - 09:10 PM
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Bugsy 04 Sep 99 - 02:31 AM
RiGGy 09 Sep 99 - 02:26 PM
GUEST,Peter McDonald 02 Sep 08 - 07:38 AM
EBarnacle 02 Sep 08 - 10:07 AM
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GUEST,Joseph 10 Sep 08 - 03:42 AM
Charley Noble 10 Sep 08 - 08:16 AM
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Ross Campbell 13 Jan 10 - 10:58 PM
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GUEST,captmainwaring 14 Nov 10 - 05:52 PM
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Subject: 'Bringing the Beer to Broom' - Australia
From: jimrousey
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 08:55 AM

There is a sea song called "Bringing the Beer to Broom(?)" about an Australian beer ship. I'm trying to find a recorded version.


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Bringing the Beer to Broom' - Australi
From: alison
Date: 02 Sep 99 - 09:10 PM

hi,

I'm sure it would be about Broome in North Western Australia... but I don't know the song... sorry.

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Bringing the Beer to Broom' - Australi
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 05:05 AM

The only version that I've ever heard was sung by Peter McDonald from Melbourne. He recorded it as part of a band known as Mulga Bill's Bicycle Band circa 1972. I have played with Peter a couple of hundred times, but I have inly the vaguest memory of the lyrics. I'll need to do some more digging. Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Bringing the Beer to Broom' - Australi
From: Bugsy
Date: 04 Sep 99 - 02:31 AM

It was also recorded in 1982 by "Rakes bush band" on an album called "West Australian Bush Bands" cat no. TPL109(lp) or TPC109(Cass) Now (alas) only available in the occasional second hand store.I have a copy on cassette, and if you want to send me an Email, I'll let you have it for the price of a stamped addressed envelope.

Regards

Bugsy.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BRINGING THE BEER TO BROOME
From: RiGGy
Date: 09 Sep 99 - 02:26 PM

Finally an answer from my GOOD buddy, Gary Keep! Hi guys, to all of you I've known for years. Hello to those I don't know yet. As requested by Ricky, here are the words to BRINGING THE BEER TO BROOME. I found this song about 15 years ago on an album I picked up in Perth, Western Australia, titled The Kimberley. The Kimberley is the far northwestern corner of Australia; tropical desert would probably best describe the area. Think southwest desert with lots of termite mounds, boab trees, big lizards and salt water crocodiles. The album was produced by Ted Egan and is primarily songs written by him. BRINGING THE BEER TO BROOME is listed as traditional and performed by a bush band called Bloodwood.

BRINGING THE BEER TO BROOME

I'll sing you a tale of a long lost ship
Ch: Bringing the beer to Broome
About her last and fateful trip
Ch: Bringing the beer to Broome
She was sailed by Andy Jones
Never again you'll hear his groans
On the ocean floor she'll rest her bones
Ch: Bringing the beer to Broome

Ch: Bringing the beer to Broome boys
Bringing the beer to Broome
Andy's ships coming round the point
Bringing the beer to Broome

Now Andy was a sailor
He started on a whaler
Now he's got his very own boat
Does everything to keep her afloat
And the only hand is a drunken goat

Shooting right across that reef
Twas there that Andy came to grief
But his cargos what we all admired
Temperatures are getting higher
Throats are becoming drier

The wind arose and blew aloud
The sky was covered quick with cloud
And Andy's boat began to sink
Right above that reef I think
And the beer was left for the fish to drink

Broome was dry for quite a while
She underwent a heavy trial
But now all's well in Broome you see
Town's got its very own brewery
Built in 1923

Now all this happened long ago
Andy's still remembered though
For now in Broome once every year
To sea is thrown a bottle of beer
In case old Andy's ghost is near

Enjoy,
Gary

p.s. For those of you who know Peter Kasin, I spoke with one of the shipwrights yesterday at Hyde St. Pier. His surgery went well and they found no signs that the cancer had spread. Whew! Good news.


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Bringing the Beer to Broom' - Australi
From: GUEST,Peter McDonald
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:38 AM

For the record, the lyrics to 'Bringing The Beer To Broome' were written by Peter Lenne of Myrtleford Victoria in the late 1960's.


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Bringing the Beer to Broom' - Australi
From: EBarnacle
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 10:07 AM

It's a good, swinging, song and the crowd joins in easily. I do it on occasion at the Seaman's Church Chantey Sing at South Street.

You might also try "Taking You back to Broome."


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Subject: RE: Help: 'Bringing the Beer to Broom' - Australi
From: EBarnacle
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 10:09 AM

There has been a thread about a couple of years ago.


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australian song
From: GUEST,Joseph
Date: 10 Sep 08 - 03:42 AM

Does anyone know where I can get the sheetmusic/ chords from please?

thanks Joseph


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australian
From: Charley Noble
Date: 10 Sep 08 - 08:16 AM

Thanks for reviving this thread.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australian song
From: GUEST,K Lenne
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 10:23 PM

My Dad wrote this song!! Someone else tried to claim it in the 70's so he went ahead and put a copy right on it. The guy who tried to claim it said he wrote it in a certain year but Dad had proof of performing it earlier. Good story!


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australian
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 13 Jan 10 - 10:58 PM

The Roaring Forties (Sydney-based singers of shantys, sea-songs and beyond) have a song called "What'll We Do In Broome?" which supplies a cornucopia of ideas to occupy your time there. I can't find any trace of it on the web or on the CDs/tapes I have. Surprised it hasn't been adopted by the Broome tourist office.

Ross


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australian song
From: rich-joy
Date: 14 Jan 10 - 12:56 AM

Ross, checkout the "Back to Broome - Ted Egan" thread (just refreshed) for the lyrics to the "What'll we do in Broome" song.


Cheers, R-J


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australian song
From: GUEST,captmainwaring
Date: 14 Nov 10 - 05:52 PM

I have a copy of an old cassette of Bloodwood singing this. My brother bought it on his travels to Australia - probably in the 80's. It has a great collection of songs but I don't know the title


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australian song
From: GUEST,Scotty
Date: 05 May 11 - 11:42 PM

The album title was Man Made Music recorded in 1981 and put out by Tanunda Music. It was later included in a double cd called The Bloodwood collection, unfortunately, no longer available. I was the singer of that song with the band.


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Subject: ADD: Bringing the Beer to Broome
From: GUEST,Peter Lenne
Date: 23 May 11 - 08:39 PM

REPLY TO THREAD

SUBJECT: BRINGING THE BEER TO BROOME

I normally resist getting involved on the Internet but from the horse's mouth so to speak, here is the original words to 'Bringing the Beer to Broome'.

I wrote the song in 1966 and apart from family and friends the song was first performed at the Melbourne University Song Contest in 1968 and these are the original words.

It was published in an ABC Songbook in the early 70s. Scotty from Bloodwood is quite correct in that Bloodwood recorded this in 1981. Peter McDonald - ex Mulga Bill's Bicycle Band is correct in what he says. He and Mulga Bill's Bicycle Band used to play this song in the 60s and 70s. Hope this is of some help to everyone.

Peter Lenne

BRINGING THE BEER TO BROOME

I'll sing you a tale of a long lost ship
Ch: Bringing the beer to Broome
About it's last and fateful trip
Ch: Bringing the beer to Broome
Well it was sailed by Andy Jones
But never again you'll hear his moans
On the ocean floor he rests his bones
Ch: Bringing the beer to Broome

Ch: Bringing the beer to Broome boys
Bringing the beer to Broome
Andy's ships coming round the point
Bringing the beer to Broome

Now Andy was a sailor
Started on a whaler
Now he's got his very own boat
Does everything to keep it afloat
And the only hand is a drunken goat

Soon he'll try to cross that reef
T'was there he finally came to grief
But his cargos what we all admire
Temperature is getting higher
Throats becoming even drier

Well, the wind arose and blew aloud
The sky was covered thick with cloud
And Andy's boat began to sink
T'was right above the reef I think
And the beer was left for the fish to drink

Now Broome was dry for quite a while
It underwent a heavy trial
But all's well now in Broome you see
The town's now got its own brewery
T'was built in 1923

Now all this happened long ago
Andy's still remembered though
And now in Broome once every year
The sea is thrown a bottle of beer
In case old Andy's ghost is near

If you need some help with the tune, Bloodwood's version followed the original tune as sung but if you really wish to torment yourself, make contact and I will try and help with the original tunes.

Thanks for the interest.

Peter Lenne


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australian song
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Sep 11 - 09:51 PM

there's a version of it on ted egan's kimerbely cd available from ted's website ripper song!


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australia song)
From: GUEST,Dieter Moeckel
Date: 03 Oct 11 - 11:28 PM

I have the song on record by Bloodwood a folk band in Alice Springs Australia


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australia song)
From: Kathryn
Date: 04 Oct 11 - 02:06 AM

Could Peter Lenne contact me? I have some questions. Please PM me.
thanks so much.


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australia song)
From: GUEST,Jessie Garland
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 08:45 AM

Hi there,
I'm trying to get a copy of the bloodwood casette or cd as a gift for my dad who is a huge fan, and when I was a little kid we used to sing along around the campfire, unfortunetly dad's casette got ruined, and I'd really appreciate if anyone can help me out!

my email address is: jessica.garland1@my.jcu.edu.au if anyone is able to help me :)


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Subject: RE: Help: Bringing the Beer to Broome (Australia song)
From: Bugsy
Date: 23 Aug 12 - 07:28 PM

Julie, Email details in your email inbox.,'


CHeers

Bugsy


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