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Lyr Req: Brown Ale and Arrers (from Pete&Chris Coe

GUEST,Dave F. 13 Dec 01 - 06:11 AM
Ringer 13 Dec 01 - 08:46 AM
breezy 13 Dec 01 - 06:55 PM
Malcolm Douglas 13 Dec 01 - 07:03 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Nov 11 - 08:12 AM
GUEST,Don Wise 24 Nov 11 - 02:42 PM
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Subject: Brown ale and arrers
From: GUEST,Dave F.
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 06:11 AM

Has anyone got the words for a song that Pete & Chris Coe used to sing? The chorus is -

Brown ale and arrers, that's my delight,
Brown ale and arrers, all of a Saturday night,
Brown ale and arrers, I wish I was there right now,
Brown ale and arrers, down at the old Red Cow.

Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown ale and arrers
From: Ringer
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 08:46 AM

Sorry Dave, no info on your song. But a comment on Brown Ale, which seems to be on the way out as a popular drink. (I'm not talking about Newcastle Brown, which is a different drink from that I'm talking about.) Presumably the increasing popularity of lighter beers, particularly the pasteurised piss misleadingly sold as Lager, has something to do with it? When I was a boy, Brown Ale was commonly used as a mixer with mild or bitter.

Anyone remember Peter Cook & Dudley Moore advertising Watney's Brown? I asked Watneys to pay me a million pounds to say "Watneys Pale: cool clear ale; Watneys Brown: drink it down." And they threw me out. Inimitable.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown ale and arrers
From: breezy
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 06:55 PM

track Pete himself via St Albans folk may be a route.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown ale and arrers
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 13 Dec 01 - 07:03 PM

You can contact Pete via  http://www.backshift.demon.co.uk/


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brown Ale and Arrers (from Pete&Chris Coe
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 08:12 AM

Barrie Pepper, Kevin Young and Ron Dambrough sing BROWN ALE AND ARROWS on their album "A Long Pull" described here as "A miscellany of songs and stories about pubs and beers."


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Subject: Lyr Add: BROWN ALE AND ARRERS (Clive Harvey)
From: GUEST,Don Wise
Date: 24 Nov 11 - 02:42 PM

Brown Ale and Arrers was written by Clive Harvey and was sung originally by ROARING JELLY.....No idea whether they ever recorded it.....That Pete & Chris sang it is news to me, but then again,I've been out of the country for a while now........From the dim recesses of my memory:

The first time I played arrers I never even scored
Hardly surprising, I came nowhere near hitting the board
The first dart stuck in the ceiling
The second stuck in the floor
The third took a cheese cob from out of the gob
Of the bloke next door
CH: With my brown ale and 'arrers, that's my delight
    Brown ale and arrers, all on a saturday night
    Brown ale and arrers, I wish I was there right now
    Brown ale and arrers down at the Old Red Cow

After my first game of arrers my fame it had spread afar
So the next time I played arrers, they cleared the whole public bar
The first dart shattered a light bulb
The second stuck in the wall
The third demolished the gothic west-wing
Of the Womens Institute hall
CH:

The landlord he'd had enough then and he tried to have me banned
But the people wouldn't here of it, I was there by public demand(!)
So the next time I played arrers
The whole world wanted to see
There was half a dozen reporters
And a man from the BBC
CH:

The last time I played arrers, they booked it for Match of the Day
But the first dart shattered a camera and the cameraman ran away
The last two darts went into orbit
And I'm lucky not to be dead
'Cos one of them travelled around the world
And stuck in the back of my head
CH:

Enjoy!!

Don


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