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Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)

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Subject: Lyr Req: three cheers for booze
From: GUEST,Brooko
Date: 25 May 14 - 11:58 AM

has any one got the lyrics to three cheers for booze, sung by cookersdale. I would really like to learn this song
thanks

Tony Brooks


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Subject: Lyr Add: THREE CHEERS FOR BOOZE (from Cockersdale)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 27 May 14 - 05:05 PM

I just listened to this on Spotify and tried to transcribe it. There are a few uncertainties.


THREE CHEERS FOR BOOZE
As sung by Cockersdale on "Been Around for Years" (1994)

1. The English will sing in the praise of good ale.
The Scots extol scotch if they're able.
In France and such places it's wine without fail,
But they're all equal under the table.
For be it the pee-pot peapod or Château Rothschild,
The grape or the grain, the bitter or mild,
The gin or the home-brew or ouzo you use,
Oh, the ending's the same, just as long as it's booze.

CHORUS: So bring us a barrel, a bowl or a butt.
Raise your glasses with hullabaloos.
Come fill up the cup and the can and the bath(?)
And let's all slag slur three cheers for booze.

2. Now booze has its place at ev'ry event
From the christening through to the wake.
Just oil the wheels with this social cement
And you'll swear you can hear the ice break.
From intimate dinners to massed barbecues,
At public affairs and discreet rendezvous,
Reviews and abuse debuts, and all sorts of do's
Oh, the wetter the better, as long as it's booze.

3. There's those with dry whistles who must get 'em wet.
There's those who imbibe to aid thinking.
There's those who are driven to drink to forget,
And there's those who forget why they're drinking.
Some sip and savor, decrying all haste.
Some gulp it down 'cause they don't like the taste,
But if it were rationed, they'd all join the queues.
Bottoms up! Get it down ya, as long as it's booze.

4. There's vicars who have just a drop when they call
But who call at a great many places.
There's upstanding pillars who never will fall
Until they fall flat on their faces.
There's those who admit that they do drink a bit
But could easily any time do without it;
But that's just a ruse, for they never refuse
Whatever they're offered, as long as it's booze.

5. Booze cheers those who work for but little reward.
It soothes those of highest repute.
So the meanest of men may get drunk as a lord,
And the princess as pissed as a newt.
Some say that boozing just serves to conceal
The feelings we hide and the hurts that we feel;
But they're all confused, for we'll soon lose our blues
And we won't feel a thing, just as long as it's booze.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: three cheers for booze
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 14 - 06:12 PM

Cockersdale has recorded a lot of songs by Keith Marsden. Is this a Keith Marsden song?
I've been meaning to learn this song. Thanks for doing the work of transcribing it, Jim.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 14 - 11:03 PM

Text per CD insert ...been around for years Fellside FECD101

v.1 line 5 peapod (not pee pot)
v.2 line 7 debuts (not abuse)

Written for Cockersdale, but by Dick Nudds rather than Keith Marsden (though in much his style i.m.o.)
Other slight variations of punctuation & capitalisation omitted as largely irrelevant.

Dick Nudds then being (of course) Sid Kipper in real life...ahem.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 May 14 - 09:09 AM

I considered "peapod"--also "teapot"--but I decided it really sounded like "pee pot." It's disgusting, but it has maximum contrast with Château Rothschild, so it was not implausible.

Anyway, what kind of drink is peapod?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: GUEST,Brooko
Date: 28 May 14 - 10:52 AM

Thanks every one that is ideal. Dick Nudds was Henry Kipper, Chris Sugden was Sid kipper


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 May 14 - 10:57 AM

No, not in the least implausible Jim, just not quite as written.

At a guess referring to peapod wine/"Burgundy", see "The Good Life TV series, about that era. If my guess is correct an extremely powerful home-made wine, tasting breathtakingly rough.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 May 14 - 11:29 AM

And just to be sure I cock things up, written (as Brooko says) by Chris Sugden so correct fictitious persona, wrong meatspace one. My apologies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Sep 14 - 03:02 PM

and in the chorus its
'and lets all SLUR 3chears4boooooze'
breezy

btw it is bath

cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: Barbara
Date: 28 Sep 14 - 03:18 PM

Chris Sugden wrote it, says so on the CD jacket. As breezy says, it's slur. and Peapod? I had to look it up and now I can't find the source but I get the idea it's the English equivalent of home made blackberr
wine and such. You know, make it in the closet or the garage and drink it because it's alcoholic.
Blessings
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: Barbara
Date: 28 Sep 14 - 03:23 PM

Bath is bathtub gin, I think.
Blessings
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Cheers for Booze (from Cockersdale)
From: r.padgett
Date: 29 Sep 14 - 05:44 AM

Not heard this one! believe it or not

Not to be confused with Bring us a barrel ~ which is KM

Ray


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