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Lyr Add: Intoxicated Mouse

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INTOXICATED RAT


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GUEST,Bard Judith 16 Mar 01 - 03:42 AM
artbrooks 16 Mar 01 - 07:22 AM
katlaughing 16 Mar 01 - 09:39 AM
mousethief 16 Mar 01 - 11:13 AM
John J 16 Mar 01 - 11:27 AM
mousethief 16 Mar 01 - 11:42 AM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 16 Mar 01 - 12:01 PM
Bernard 17 Mar 01 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 17 Mar 01 - 12:02 PM
GUEST,Bruce O. 17 Mar 01 - 12:26 PM
katlaughing 17 Mar 01 - 12:35 PM
Susan A-R 17 Mar 01 - 06:08 PM
GUEST,Heather54 30 Mar 15 - 01:41 AM
GUEST,Heather54 30 Mar 15 - 01:44 AM
Charley Noble 30 Mar 15 - 07:18 PM
LadyJean 31 Mar 15 - 06:51 PM
LadyJean 31 Mar 15 - 06:51 PM
GUEST,Bob Coltman 01 Apr 15 - 01:00 PM
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Subject: Intoxicated Mouse
From: GUEST,Bard Judith
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 03:42 AM

Greetings!

Thank you for a marvelously comprehensive site.

I'd like to submit the lyrics for a folk song I heard when I was very young. Once my MIDI connection with keyboard/computer is working, I can send the tune as well . . . the topic is very similar to a song currently in your database named Intoxicated Rat, although the scansion is completly different.

Oh, the pop (alt. beer) was spilled on the barroom floor
And the bar was closed for the night
A little brown mouse came out of his house
And sat in the still moonlight.

Oh, he licked up the pop on the barroom floor
And on his haunches he sat,
And all night long you could hear him roar,
"Bring out the pussy cat!
Bring out the pussy cat!"


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: artbrooks
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 07:22 AM

And the second verse, as best as I can recall without loking it up, is:

Out of the corner crept the big black cat
And ate up the little brown mouse.
And the moral of the story is,
Never take a drink on the house!


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 09:39 AM

Haha! I love this one. It was one of the very first things I asked about when I came to the Mudcat. You can read the discussion which ensued by clicking here.

Thanks for posting. It is fun to see this, again.

kat


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 11:13 AM

I heard the last line as, "Bring on [or 'out'] the gawl-darned cat!"

This from PHC, I believe. No wait, from my ex-wife (she who will not be named).

Great son-HIC! son-HIC! Great song.

blearily,
Alex


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: John J
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 11:27 AM

P****d as a rat? Sorry to lower the tone. JJ


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: mousethief
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 11:42 AM

Is that a briticism, "pissed as a rat"? Never heard it before.


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 12:01 PM

And I was hoping this was another computer accessory song ;)


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: Bernard
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 10:58 AM

These are all (but not limited to!) Lancashire expressions...

Pissed as a rat
Pissed as a newt
Pissed as a fart
Drunk as a skunk
Drunk as a monkey
Rat-legged
Rat-arsed
Pissy-arse drunk

Just a quick list of the ones which immediately spring to mind!

All of the above I expect to befall me in the very near future, courtesy of my first grandchild...

What other colourful expressions do people use to indicate being taken unexpectedly inebriated?


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 12:02 PM

Bernard, I've been wondering for years where this "Maine" expression came from "pissed as a newt." There's a line in one of my favorite Maine songs that runs "On our toots we're pissed as newts." Now I know. Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: GUEST,Bruce O.
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 12:26 PM

A fellow aspriant chemist when I was a late teenager made some beer which he was afraid to try himself. He put about a half-pint in his dog's water bowl. The dog lapped it all up, went the the nearest wall and leaned against it for hours, until he just had to go for a pee.


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 12:35 PM

LMAO! I'll have to tell that one to my son who is an at-home brewer! Thanks, Bruce!


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Subject: RE: Intoxicated Mouse
From: Susan A-R
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 06:08 PM

Gee, and I learned the Intoxicated Mouse from the vice chair of the Vermont State Senate Appropriations committee, during a committee break. Doug is a tavern owner, citizen legislatures do have their benefits.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Intoxicated Mouse
From: GUEST,Heather54
Date: 30 Mar 15 - 01:41 AM

I learned this song my first year in Nurses' Training; not sure what the relevance was, but we sure enjoyed singing it! (over 40 years ago).

Oh, the liquor was spilled on the barroom floor
And the bar was closed for the night
When the outhouse mouse came out of his house
and danced in the pale moonlight.

He licked up the liquor on the barroom floor,
And on his haunches he sat,
And all night long you could hear him shout:
"Bring out the goddamn cat".

The cat came out the very next day
and ate up the little brown mouse.
The moral of this story is,
"Never have a drink on the house".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Intoxicated Mouse
From: GUEST,Heather54
Date: 30 Mar 15 - 01:44 AM

sorry that should say, and on his haunches he sat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Intoxicated Mouse
From: Charley Noble
Date: 30 Mar 15 - 07:18 PM

And there should be a link back to "The Intoxicated Rat": Click here for a good time!

Charlie Ipcar, aka Charley Noble and Roll & G0-C


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Intoxicated Mouse
From: LadyJean
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 06:51 PM

From my mother, who remembered Prohibition:

Hickory dickory dock
A mouse found a flash in the clock.
One taste of the stuff made the rodent so tough
That he chased every cat on the block.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Intoxicated Mouse
From: LadyJean
Date: 31 Mar 15 - 06:51 PM

Sorry, that shoulc have been flask.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Intoxicated Mouse
From: GUEST,Bob Coltman
Date: 01 Apr 15 - 01:00 PM

You might want to check out "The Intoxicated Rat," first (I think) recorded in the 1930s by the Dixon Bros. Though some might argue the "little brown mouse"/"intoxicated mouse" versions are a parallel development, the Dixons' performance seems to be the original.

Bob


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