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Lyr Req: Barrett's Privateers (Parody by Ian Robb)

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BARRETTS PRIVATEERS
GARNETT'S HOMEMADE BEER
MICKEY'S MOUSKETEERS


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Mr Happy 02 Jul 02 - 07:54 AM
Uncle Jaque 02 Jul 02 - 08:16 AM
Uncle Jaque 02 Jul 02 - 08:18 AM
Micca 02 Jul 02 - 08:49 AM
Jeri 02 Jul 02 - 08:50 AM
breezy 02 Jul 02 - 09:05 AM
delphinium 02 Jul 02 - 09:49 AM
breezy 02 Jul 02 - 10:17 AM
Jeri 02 Jul 02 - 10:51 AM
Mr Happy 02 Jul 02 - 11:00 AM
Joe Offer 02 Jul 02 - 12:28 PM
Celtic Soul 02 Jul 02 - 06:20 PM
Little Hawk 02 Jul 02 - 08:12 PM
Celtic Soul 02 Jul 02 - 09:11 PM
The Pooka 02 Jul 02 - 09:27 PM
Mark Cohen 28 Jun 03 - 05:03 PM
GUEST,Steven Horii 16 Aug 03 - 09:03 PM
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Subject: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 07:54 AM

some time ago, i heard someone do a comedy version of Barretts Privateers.

some of the words i recall are:

Gosh darn them all! I was told, We'd watch TV 'til we grew old. The same old show, every year! Now I'm a broken man with a pair of ears, The last of Mickey's Mousecateers!

anybody got any more?

cheers

mr h


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 08:16 AM

There's one we hear from time to time around the campfires of a Civil War Reenactment known as the "Atrocity Song"; it might even be on the Digitrad DB.
It contains such fond sentiments as "Rape the women; kill the people; throw the babies from the steeple" and that sort of thing.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 08:18 AM

The "Atrocity Song"; IS on the Digitrad DB.
http://www.mudcat.org/!!-supersearch99.cfm?MaxHits=1&Command=search&NumLines=4&file=fall99&request=%5BTHE+ATROCITY+SONG%5D
Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Micca
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 08:49 AM

There is also a wonderfully Wagnerian parody by Lamarca, performed by her at the parody workshop at last years Getaway! with the chorus
" Gotterdammerung, I was told
the Niebelung made a ring of Gold
youll feel the fire, shed some tears
when the Valkyrie ride in the steel brassieres
and the voice of Siegfried fills you ears"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 08:50 AM

Click for lyrics to 'Mickey's Mouseketeers'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: breezy
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 09:05 AM

Have you tasted Garnet's Home made beer.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GARNET'S HOMEMADE BEER (Ian Robb)
From: delphinium
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 09:49 AM

A parody of Barrett's Privateers popular in Canada is Ian Robb's "The Last of Garnet's Home Made Beer" (I heard it at a local gig a few months ago). Garnet is, of course, Stan Rogers' brother - fiddler, singer, and man of many talents...

Lyrics are available on several web sites, here they are:

GARNET'S HOMEMADE BEER
© Ian Robb, SOCAN (Released on the CD - FROM DIFFERENT ANGELS 1994).

GARNET'S HOMEMADE BEER Time: 2/2 Tenor: D Bass: C
- Ian Robb, 1978, on: From Different Angels
- Music: Barrett's Privateers (Stan Rogers)

Oh, the year was Nineteen Seventy-eight
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
When a score of men were turned quite green
By the scummiest ale you've ever seen

CHORUS:
God damn them all, I was told
This beer was worth its weight in gold
We'd feel no pain, shed no tears
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear
At a glass of Garnet's home-made beer

Oh, Garnet Rogers cried the town
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
For twenty brave men, all masochists who
Would taste for him his homemade brew

This motley crew was a sickening sight
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
There was caveman Dave with his eyes in bags
He'd a hard-boiled liver and the staggers and jags

Well we hadn't been there but an hour or two
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
When a voice said: Gimme some homemade brew
And Steeleye Stan hove into view

Now Steeleye Stan was a frightening man
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
He was eight feet tall and four feet wide
He said: Pass that jug or I'll tan your hide

Stan took one sip and pitched on his side
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
Garnet was smashed with a gut full of dregs
And his breath set fire to both me legs

So here I lay in me twenty-third beer
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
It's been ten years since I felt this way
On the night before my wedding day

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 4-Jul-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: breezy
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 10:17 AM

Where did you hear it delphi?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 10:51 AM

Garnett's Homemade Beer in the DT. The lyrics are also on the parodies page at the official Stan Rogers page. It's been recorded by Ian Robb & Finest Kind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Mr Happy
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 11:00 AM

much gratitude- my request fulfilled!

thanks to each for all the other versions too!

cheers

mr h


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Joe Offer
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 12:28 PM

Did you guys ever find the Mickey parody? It's (Click).
I admit I've sung it a few times, but only for audiences that aren't too discriminating.
-Joe Offer-
Although the song is in the DT and has been posted here from various Websites, I find that the lyrics from the Steve Briggs Stan Rogers Website are superior transcriptions. So, here are the lyrics from an archive copy of the Briggs Website:

The Stan's Songs Parodies Page

At the request of Ariel Rogers, I've taken off all but Ian Robb's parody. Ariel says of Stan and his lyrics: "...(many people don't realize) how important his lyrics were to him. He sweat blood and burned the midnight oil for a lot of those pieces. They were a part of him. While highly funny, even Stan wasn't all that crazy about 'Garnet's Home Made Beer' and thus never encouraged it's being sung."

The Last Of
Garnet's Home Made Beer

© Ian Robb

(Released on the CD - FROM DIFFERENT ANGELS 1994).

This is a parody of the Stan Rogers song "Barrett's Privateers"

Oh the year was 1978 [ How I wish I'd never tried it now ]
When a score of men were turned quite green
By the scummiest ale you've ever seen

Chorus:
God damn them all! I was told this beer was worth its weight in gold
We'd feel no pain; shed no tears
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear
at a glass of Garnet's home made beer

O Garnet Rogers cried the town
For twenty brave men, all masochists
who would taste for him his home made brew
[ chorus ]
This motley crew were a sickening sight
There was "caveman Dave" with his eyes in bags
He'd a hard-boiled liver and the staggers and jags
[ chorus ]
We hadn't been there but an hour or two
When a voice said "Gimme some home-made brew!"
And "Steeleye Stan" hove into view
[ chorus ]
Now "Steeleye Stan" was a fighting man
He was eight foot tall & four foot wide
Said "Pass that jug or I'll tan yer hide!"
[ chorus ]
Stan took one sip and pitched on his side
Garnet was smashed with a gut-full of dregs
And his breath set fire to both me legs
[ chorus ]
So here I lie with me 23rd beer
It's been 10 years since I felt this way
On the night before me wedding day



Internet Discussion

Subj: funny song
Date: Wed, Oct 30, 1996 7:46 PM EDT
From: (Katherine Belyea) Sender: owner-cdnfolk-l@io.org
To: cdnfolk-l@io.org
Hello everyone. While looking around the newly revamped Digital Traditions Database (http://www.deltablues.com/dbsearch.html), I found this loving tribute to The Mary Ellen Carter. Some people may think it offensive, but Stan had a great sense of humour and I personally think that he would have liked it.
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Subj: Re: funny song
Date: Wed, Oct 30, 1996 10:08 PM EDT
From: (A. Marina Fournier)
Sender: owner-cdnfolk-l@io.org
To: (Katherine Belyea), cdnfolk-l@io.org

At 2:09 PM 30/10/96, Katherine Belyea wrote:
    >Hello everyone. While looking around the newly revamped Digital Traditions Database (http://www.deltablues.com/dbsearch.html), I found this loving tribute to The Mary Ellen Carter. Some people may think it offensive, but Stan had a great sense of humour and I personally think that he would have liked it.

*I* think he would have roared with laughter and taught it to his son....This is GREAT! but maybe you have to have had toddlers for this to be really funny. I can just see Joe Blau and me with our sons (separately, mind you--we're not married to each other, nor do we live close enough) corrupting their minds with THIS version.

Speaking of spiders, there's been a humongous (3" across) one trying to spin a web in the entryway the past two nights, and Arthur's not sure of this. We had to put the mechanical ghost in the box for a "nap" because it was all of a sudden bothering him. So he thinks the spider's having a nap on the roof. I have to admit, I HATE spiderweb in the face.

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 06:20 PM

My fave parody comes from my Bandmate, Skivvy:

Oh the year was 1778, how I wish I was in Shurbrook now. Barret was smashed like a bowl of eggs, and I just made halifax yesterday, the last of Barretts Privateers.

That's it...

He does something similar with "American Pie" as well.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 08:12 PM

So, he's a minimalist...

I wonder what he could do with "Stairway to Heaven" or "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands"?

Or how about his version of "War And Peace"?

- LH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 09:11 PM

Oh, I am quite sure he could work his special brand of magic on them one and all. You'd have to hear them to appreciate it though. He has excellent comic timing that is lost in the writing.

"A long long time ago, and that'll be the day that I die"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: parody of Barrets Privateers
From: The Pooka
Date: 02 Jul 02 - 09:27 PM

*LOL*! and again, *LOL*!!! / Mickey's Mousketeers very funny. Speaking as one, of course.

LH & CS - With your merrrrcury mouth, in the missionarrrrr-*eee* times, or saaad-eyed lady, should I wait? / Terrific technique. Coulda saved a whole damn side of an LP, almost. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barrett's Privateers (Parody by Ian Robb)
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 28 Jun 03 - 05:03 PM

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso,
One little kiss and Felina, goodbye

Aloha,
Mark

(speaking of Stan Rogers parodies, I modestly offer For Just One Dime.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Barrett's Privateers (Parody by Ian R
From: GUEST,Steven Horii
Date: 16 Aug 03 - 09:03 PM

I have heard a parody of Barrett's Privateers done by a group of women singer songwriters. I don't recall they lyrics, but I believe it was about a contemporary sailing outing and made light of yuppies.

If anyone knows who performed this version and/or what the lyrics are, I would like to know. I did some searches of CD jackets of the Four Bitchin' Babes but could not find anything that sounded like the parody.


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