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Lyr Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)

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mississippi john 04 Nov 04 - 05:09 PM
GUEST,MCP 04 Nov 04 - 05:15 PM
Cluin 04 Nov 04 - 05:15 PM
PoppaGator 04 Nov 04 - 05:20 PM
Cool Beans 05 Nov 04 - 01:47 PM
PoppaGator 05 Nov 04 - 02:15 PM
Dave the Gnome 05 Nov 04 - 02:49 PM
GUEST 05 Apr 11 - 07:03 PM
Mr Happy 06 Apr 11 - 10:31 AM
The Fooles Troupe 06 Apr 11 - 07:31 PM
Mr Happy 07 Apr 11 - 08:21 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: dean martin little old wine drinker me
From: mississippi john
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 05:09 PM

hi folks,
anyone out there have the lyrics and tab to the above Dean Martins
little old wine drinker me


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dean martin little old wine drinker me
From: GUEST,MCP
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 05:15 PM

You'll find the lyrics at Cowpie, search for wine drinker and it's the 2nd item returned.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dean martin little old wine drinker me
From: Cluin
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 05:15 PM

Try this little old thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dean martin little old wine drinker me
From: PoppaGator
Date: 04 Nov 04 - 05:20 PM

Am I crazy, or do I remember a TV commercial from back in the 50s featuring "that little old wine MAKER, me"?

I think I remember the commercial but not the Dean Martin song. Considering the era, the only thing that makes sense is that that the song would have come first, and then the commercial was produced as a reference to it.

Nowadays, it's entirely conceivable that a commercial could come first, worm its way into the collective mass mind, and then be referred to by something "real" like a song -- or a political slogan; remember "Where's the Beef?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dean martin little old wine drinker me
From: Cool Beans
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 01:47 PM

PoppaGator, your second assumption is correct: The "little old winemaker" commercial came first. That's what made the song title funny. I think the commercial was for Gallo wines.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dean martin little old wine drinker me
From: PoppaGator
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 02:15 PM

Ok, I'm *not* crazy! And now that you mention it, I think I remember tht Gallo was indeed the sponsoring winery.

I guess the undue influence of TV goes back further than I suspected. And yes, the song would have been funny mostly (if not entirely) because of the reference to the commercial.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: dean martin little old wine drinker me
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 02:49 PM

Sorry Guys - The little old wine has fuddled the cells a little:-)

Little Old Wine Drinker Me was part of the score for the 1958 moonshine running classic 'Thunder Road'. The song was sung by the films leading man, Robert Mitchum, before it was made famous by Dean Martin 9 years later in 1967.

I found the following on "Little old wineMAKER me" - In the 1960s, Italian Swiss Colony wine producers chose a sweet little old man (Ludwig Stossel) dressed in an Alpine hat and lederhosen to be their TV spokesperson for their fine line of quality wines. His favorite closing phrase was "That little old winemaker...Me!" His voice was performed by Jim Backus.

In addition I found the following - The name Ludwig Stössel is no longer a concept for most people in Germany, but in the USA he is still well-known. Beside his role in "Casablanca" he also became famous with a serial of promotional films for the winegrowing estaten Gallo for which he impersonated the figure "Little Old Winemaker" for one decade. Confirming that the Gallo ads were in the 60s, after the Italian/Swiss ones.

But, I am never one to let the facts spoil a good story - Just once a gnerd, always a gnerd;-)

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 07:03 PM

Robert Mitchum made this a popular tune on country radio. Had to be somewhere in the late 60's or early 70's. There has to be a recording of his version somewhere on the web.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 10:31 AM

'I match the man behind the bar for the jukebox'

What does 'match' mean in this context?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 07:31 PM

Mr Happy, this has been answered in another thread.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 08:21 AM

?.........what was the answer?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Old Wine Drinker Me (Dean Martin)
From: Dave MacKenzie
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 09:34 AM

It's a thread you contributed to yourself, John.


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