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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't buy beer at our party
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 06:14 PM

All the Barmaids wear tin knickers !!


Tin Openers Supplied


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't buy beer at our party
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Jun 12 - 05:37 PM

they dont have glasses
boo!
they have buckets
yahh!
the bucket shave holes in!
Boo!
in the top
yeah!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't buy beer at our party
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 Jan 02 - 03:57 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't buy beer at our party
From: Tiger
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 06:37 PM

Keep 'em coming, guys. We can have fun with this one.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't buy beer at our party
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 03:51 PM

Generally I've heard it as an additional banter in between the verses of the "Salvation Army Temperance Song"

Salvation Army, Salvation Army
Put a nickel in the drum
Save another druken bum
Salvation Army, Salvation Army
Put a nickel in the drum
And you'll be saved-
Testimonial, Testimonial!

1. All the girls in my twon wear grass skirts. boo-
But all the guys have lawn-mowers. yeah-

2. All the girls in my town are corks. boo-
But all the guys are corkscrews. yeah-

3. In our town there is only one bar. boo-
but it is a mile long. yeah-

4. All the girls in our town wear masks. boo-
But all the guys have holloweenies. yeah-

5. In our town there are only six bubble dancersBOOOO
But Only two bubblesYEAH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't buy beer at our party
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 12:24 PM

Only one bar, Booooo! Three miles long, Yahhhhh! Only one Barmaid, Booooo! for every man, Yahhhhh! JohnB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't buy beer at our party
From: DeanC
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 11:05 AM

Yes, that's probably right that it's a recitation as opposed to a song. Thanks for what you remember.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You can't buy beer at our party
From: Snuffy
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 08:58 AM

As I recall, this is a recitation, not a song. It started:

They're building a house down our way
Boo
A public house
Hooray
They don't sell beer
They give it away
They don't have glasses
Only buckets
They don't have barmen
Only barmaids
etc.

Haven't heard it in 35 years, hence the "etc"

Wassail! V


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Subject: You can't buy beer at our party
From: DeanC
Date: 05 Oct 01 - 08:26 AM

Having utterly failed me with my request about "You can't go upstairs with our bar maids", I'll try again with a little more information. I quote from my mother: "He [my mother's friend] says the lines he remembers are 'You can't go upstairs with our bar maids, you take the elevator.' and 'You can't buy beer at our party, we give it away.' It's an audience participation thing with a "boo" on the first part and a "yeh" on the second part of each line." Anyone have more to this? I vaguely remember hearing this, but my source is probably from my childhood and the same as my mother's.


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