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Subject: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 03:56 PM

I was wondering if anyone new of any really good irish drinking songs! I don't know any and I want to have so drinking songs that the whole room can sing and have fun with.....I am also looking for guitar tab. If you know any please let me know. My email is vdyesplease@hotmail.com thanks

oh ya.....also, i heard this band called clair voiance (i am not sure how to spell it) but they played this really cool drinking song called moonshine but i looked on mudcat.org and they didn't have it. So if anyone knows where i can get it that would be rad.


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 05:19 PM

Guest, there must be more than one song about moonshine in Ireland. One that's in the DT (little blue box in the top right corner) is MOONSHINER. If that's not what you're looking for you could put @drink in the little blue box, and come up with enough drinking songs to satisfy anybody (or at least a near-teetotaller like me ...). However, many songs haven't made it into the DT but can be found via the 'Digital and Forum Search' (top left corner of the threadlist). If you'd like to learn more about the Mudcat and its possibilities, read the FAQ thread at the top of the list. Happy hunting!


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: SeanM
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 05:21 PM

Well, there are a few thousand drinking songs out there. The Digital Tradition database doesn't carry tab, but check Google for 'guitar tablature" and you should get a few sites that do. I think OLGA.net will hopefully meet your tab needs.

As to "moonshine", if you provide some lyrics then we might have a better shot at figuring it out for you. The most likely suspect (because it's on the list of 'top ten most played drinking songs' worldwide) would be The Moonshiner, but again - without more to go on, I'm kinda grasping at straws.

Hope this helps.

M


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 07:02 PM

Any good song about drinking is going to be an Irish song before it's done, no matter where it comes from.

Two good ones, for different moods - Finnegan's Wake and The Parting Glass. And if you put those titles in the DigiTRad Lyrics search up the top of the page you'll find them.

Sign up and have the run of the pace though. You'll get more songs than you know what to do with. In between the arguing and suchlike.


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Gareth
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 07:15 PM

Why the hell should the Irish pretend to have a monopoly of Drinking Songs !!!

As a Welshman try this,

COSHER BAILEY'S ENGINE

Gareth


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 08:46 PM

Surely Kosher Bailey is from the Jewish tradition?


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Sorcha
Date: 15 Sep 01 - 09:27 PM

You could try Thunder Road......if it's not Irish, it ought to be, grin!


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: GUEST,chrisj
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 02:21 AM

my favourite drinking song is `An Crúiscín Lán'(On Crooshkeen Lawn).I believe it was sung by the Irish regiments in the army of pre-Revolutionary France.


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 02:27 AM

What about the following day? I have a pretty good line in Hangover songs.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 02:32 AM

Who the hell wants to sing with a hangover? You are sick, Liz.........(grin)


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 02:53 AM

Ah, but as a moderate drinker/voluntary teetotaller sometimes, I don't always have the hangover!!!

My poor head in hand bear I,
Racked with pain and red of eye
I pray you, good masters, silent be,
All you who suffer just like me.

Pass the Alka Seltzer round,
The stomach churns, and head it pounds.

LTS


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: SeanM
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 10:23 AM

And it really doesn't work for 'moderation'...

"I've been a moderate moonshiner for many's the year,
I've spent a small amount of my income on whiskey and beer
I'll go to some hollow, and rest because I don't drink enough to need a still
And I'll go to the bottle store and buy a pint which will last me for the next year, you bet it will"

Just doesn't have the same flow.

M


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 10:31 AM

I remember a health campaign a few years ago which centred round the slogan "Maintain a sensible alcohol level" or something like that. I aim for that generally, though I might need topping up from time to time.

The blues is the best hangover music. "Woke up this morning..."


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: GUEST,mmikacevich@hotmail.com
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 11:13 AM

How about 'The pub with no beer' by the Pogues. It pretty funny


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Gareth
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 01:17 PM

The pub with no beer - I thought that was one of Australia's contributions to world Culture !!!

Gareth


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALL FOR ME GROG
From: GUEST,Jenn in Canada from Ireland
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 02:36 PM

A great drinking song is "ALL FOR ME GROG" and goes as follows:

Chorus:
It's all for me grog, me jolly jolly grog,
all for me beer and tobacco
for I spent all me tin with the lassies drinking gin
far across the western ocean I must wander.

Where are me boots, me noggin noggin boots
All gone for beer and tobacco
for the uppers are worn out and the soles are kicked about
And the heels are looking out for better weather.

Where is me shirt, me noggin shirt
All gone for beer and tobacco
For the collar is all worn and the front it is all torn
And the tail is looking out for better weather.

I'm sick in the head and I havn't been to bed
Since I came ashore with me plunder
I've seen centipedes and snakes and I'm full of pains and aches And I think I'll make a path for way out yonder.

you can find a recording of this by The Clancy Brothers on an album called Irish Drinking Songs. I think it even supplies all the lyrics for all songs.

HTML line breaks added --JoeClone, 30-Nov-01.


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 04:00 PM

An English song, of course, though popularised relatively recently in Ireland.  "Noggin" is a corruption of the original "Nobby".  (As in "nobby hat").


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: breezy
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 04:38 PM

hiya gareth boyo he had an auntie lilly and she lived in Piccadilly ,And for half a crown an hour she would be a passion flower ....did u eva c ..Heddwch......and Jenn ..where is me bed me noggin noggin bed...its all g 4 b a t ..for the matress is all wore since I lent it to a w.... and the springs are poking out for better weather... And its etc...And where is me wife me trouble and me strife , she's all g f b a t ....for her jaw goes clickety-clack and her tongue goes yackity-yak and her hand goes smackity-smack all together. And it's all etc


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: SeanM
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 06:10 PM

THE PUB WITH NO BEER is apparently somewhat factual - the link is to the lyrics, but a Forum Search will show several threads dedicated to discussing it. OH FOR ME GROG (2) is another 'classic' drinking song - quite common amongst bands playing that sort of tune. Again, looking in the SuperSearch will result in several threads that discuss it.

Fun tunes though. Upshot is that "Pub" is recent, "Grog", I believe, is pretty much just considered 'traditional'.

M


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 06:22 PM

Grog is rum and water, traditional drink of the Navy. Todays' useless fact although connected with music in a way..... When they brought Nelson's body back from Trafalgar, they put him in a barrel of rum to stop him 'going off', but didn't tell anyone. Sailors used to creep up to the rum barrel, slip a knife between the boards, twist and slurp up what trickled out.... hence the phrase 'a drop of Nelson's blood'.....

LTS

At least I think it was rum, it could have been brandy, but I'm pretty sure it was rum.


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Bert
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 06:25 PM

There's this one or you could try searching Digitrad for 'poteen'


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Gareth
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 06:44 PM

Breezy - there are many, many verses of Crawshaw Bailey that have not made the Index - dont forget that South Wales Tradition of an improvising session to decide who did pay for the ale.

But I must correct you, the dialect chorus is

"Have you ever saw,
Have you ever saw,
Have you ever saw,
Such a funny thing before !"

Gareth


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 16 Sep 01 - 11:56 PM

I can't believe no one has yet thought of linking to the thread called Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 04:42 AM

One of my favourites, I think it's one of Keith Marsdens, starts

"No man that's a drinker takes ale frem a pin
for there is too little good stuff there within."

I can probably remember most of it but can one of the Ripponden crew provide the real words?

As for others, well hows about-

"Come landlord fill the flowing bowl"

"The Barley Mow" (Here's good luck to the landlord etc.)

"Fathom the bowl"

See - The Irish don't have the monopoly on drinking songs. Just the majority shareholding...;-)

Cheers

Dave the ..hic.. Gnome


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: SeanM
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 05:49 AM

Well, DtG, I may not be part of any crew, but the DT has BRING US A BARREL. Rest are DT too, but damn it, I've been studying for this thread in liquid form and just don't have the patience.

Salud. Hold the tomatoes.

M


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: IanC
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 06:03 AM

How about Jug O' Punch.


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 06:41 AM

The one and the same SeanM, but I am not clever enough to think of looking in the DT - usualy got the DT's instead...;-)

Laugh? I nearly got the beers in!

DtG


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: MMario
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 09:51 AM

Any capable of posting the tune for "Bring in the Barrel"? it's one of the missing tunes, and a drinking song is a shame to be missing!


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Bert
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 10:06 AM

Gareth,



I learned it as "Did you ever saw"


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 12:29 PM

Me too Bert. How about "When the Old Dunn Cow Cought Fire" I think it's in the DT, or an oldie but goodie, "Martin Said to His Man". JohnB


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 01:21 PM

Dear Liz The Squeak.

It was, I believe, brandy in the cask that Nelson was supposedly put, to bring his body home for a proper funeral. The story goes that some of his crew got wind of this and bore a hole in the barrel to get at the brandy. With the result, it was just Admiral Nelson in the barrel by the time it arrived home.

Refer to the shanty, "A Drop Of Nelson's Blood."


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Jimmy C
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 01:31 PM

Liz the squek, The same thing happened Packenham after the battle of New Orleans. His body was placed in a barrel of Rum/Brandy or whatever and shipped home to be buried, although he was English I believe he was buried in the family estate somewhere in Ireland. Even to this day there is a popular drink around New Orleans known as Packenham's punch. What a waste of good drink.


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Subject: RE: DRINKING SONGS!!!!!!!!!
From: Gareth
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 01:38 PM

Bert -

Now language is an emotive subject here. Lets keep the Mudcat S4C clean !

Gareth


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