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Lyr Add: Jocose Drunkard-a new temperance song

Charley Noble 12 Jun 02 - 10:27 AM
Charley Noble 03 Jan 10 - 12:57 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: THE JOCOSE DRUNKARD (Alistair Macdonald)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 12 Jun 02 - 10:27 AM

I got this song from a friend ffrom Nova Scotia, Vince Morash, who later mailed me a party tape from which I decoded most of the words through the general hysterics and din; there may also be some minor folk processing (copy and repaste into WORD/TIMES/12 to set the chords):

JOCOSE DRUNKARD, THE
(Words by Alistair Macdonald © After the singing of Vince Morash, Nova Scotia, 1995 Tune: Three Drunkard Maidens)
  
G---------D-G---C----G-----D-------G--D7-G
There is that jo-cose drunk-ard as you may com-pre-hend,
-----------D----G?C---G------D----G----D7-G
He's full of jokes and laugh-ter, and every-one's his friend;
---C---G---D-G?C---G-D---G?C-G?D-G-D
He slaps you on the back, me lads, and or-ders up a round,
----G---D-G---C----G-----D------G-D7-G
That jolly jo-cose drunk-ard's a pleasure to be found.

Chorus:

----C---G---C---G
And you raise your glass,
------C----G
Times have passed,
-------C?G-------C---G
And all the lads have gone home.


THE JOCOSE DRUNKARD
(Words by Alistair Macdonald © After the singing of Vince Morash, Nova Scotia, 1995 Tune: Three Drunkard Maidens)

There is that jocose drunkard as you may comprehend,
He's full of jokes and laughter, and everyone's his friend;
He slaps you on the back, me lads, and orders up a round,
That jolly jocose drunkard's a pleasure to be found.

Chorus:
And you raise your glass,
Times have passed,
And all the lads have gone home.

One drink beyond the jocose and then it's time for tears,
For now the drunkard is morose, he's crying in his beer;
He gets so sentimental, nostalgic and depressed,
He grieves for all he might've been and wails about the rest. (CHO)

But when the crying ceases, let the innocent beware,
For now the drunkard's bellicose, with fighting spirit rare;
He loudly picks an argument and wildly swings his fist,
So bellicose a drunkard's a pleasure to be missed. (CHO)

The drunkard then becomes subdued, the liquor takes its toll,
For now the drunkard's comatose, 'tis said he's passed out cold;
These are the states of drunkenness through which we all may sink,
But, before we all are comatose ? there's time for one last drink!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Jocose Drunkard-a new temperance song
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Jan 10 - 12:57 PM

Refresh for Uncle Dave


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