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Req: Get off the Table Mabel- dime is for the beer

GUEST,Susan Turner 27 May 02 - 09:55 AM
Midchuck 27 May 02 - 10:10 AM
Sorcha 27 May 02 - 10:49 AM
GUEST 27 May 02 - 11:26 AM
katlaughing 27 May 02 - 11:26 AM
Deckman 27 May 02 - 02:28 PM
GUEST 08 Jul 18 - 01:34 AM
GUEST,Aussie Guest 09 Jul 18 - 07:00 AM
GUEST,guest 13 Jul 18 - 04:18 PM
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Subject: 'The dime is for the beer'
From: GUEST,Susan Turner
Date: 27 May 02 - 09:55 AM

My mother passed away 2 and 1/2 years ago. She had Alzheimers but she remembered all the song lyrics she heard as a young woman. Here are some slightly baudy lyrics (at least I think they are lyrics) - "Get off the table Mable the dime is for the beer" Does anyone recognize this?? Am I right, is there a song out there with this line? Thanks


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Subject: RE: 'The dime is for the beer'
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 May 02 - 10:10 AM

There's a Limerick that I know of with that punch line, but I haven't heard a full-fledged song using it.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: 'The dime is for the beer'
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 May 02 - 10:49 AM

Apparently Bull Moose Jackson recorded a song by that name. The "dime" varies from a dime to three dollars. Didn't find any lyrics. Sorry.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GET OFF THE TABLE, MABEL (THE TWO DOLLARS
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 02 - 11:26 AM

In the diner on the edge of town, I know a gal named Mabel,
She'll bring you up when you're feeling down
Always ready willing and able,
She's the best gal around and she's got the biggest table.

Get off the table Mabel, the 2 dollars is for the beer,
Get off the table Mabel, the 2 dollars is for the beer,
The service is good; I would if I could,
But you can't do that in here.
Chorus
We were down town one night, me and my buddy, Chuck,
We were hungry for a bite, but really down on our luck,
So we went to eat at Mabel's, only cost us 20 bucks
I always try to sit, at booth number three,
I glide in the door, and Mabel waits on me,
And if I'm really good, she lets me eat for free,
Chorus

HTML line breaks added in place of double spacing. --JoeClone, 29-May-02.


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Subject: RE: 'The dime is for the beer'
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 May 02 - 11:26 AM

Well at least you can hear a sample of it at that site, Sorcha, nice find.


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Subject: RE: 'The dime is for the beer'
From: Deckman
Date: 27 May 02 - 02:28 PM

Hello Guest Susan ... It's amazing what I find on MUDCAT. No, I wasn't aware that this was (is) a song, I just know it as a drunken carpenters shout ... "Get off the table, Mable, the two bits is for the beer!" That shout was usually followed with this one: "She cried as she lifted her wooden leg ... lumbers goin' up!" Oh well ... such stuff! CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Lyr req: The dime is for the beer
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jul 18 - 01:34 AM

My dad used to sing this diddy when he was alone working in the garage. I overheard him and brought the tune to the dinner table, much to the dismay of my mother. Dad had been a young Marine in WWII and there ya go...


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Subject: RE: Req: Get off the Table Mabel- dime is for the beer
From: GUEST,Aussie Guest
Date: 09 Jul 18 - 07:00 AM

I heard a salty old Chief bos'n from Louisiana sing this on the
first ship I was on in the US Navy in 1965
He used 'off the table Mable the quarter's for beer'
and continued with the dirtiest lyrics I'd ever heard in a song
(which wasn't hard considering I'd come from Utah).
Wish I could remember the lyrics - and he had many many
lyrics 'from back in the War years' he said.


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Subject: RE: Req: Get off the Table Mabel- dime is for the beer
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 13 Jul 18 - 04:18 PM

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