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Best Bar Songs Ever

 
 
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Tue 20 Apr, 2004 04:18 am
Don't Forget "Keep Your Hands To Yourself" by the Georgia Satellites, and although I personally hate it, "Free Bird".
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 20 Apr, 2004 05:02 am
ANY raucous Irish drinkin' song for fun, even better if it's a live band. While not 'traditional', this Pogues offering is classic:

THE SICK BED OF CUCHULAINN

Mccormack and richard tauber are singing by the bed
There's a glass of punch below your feet and an angel at your head
There's devils on each side of you with bottles in their hands
You need one more drop of poison and you'll dream of foreign lands

When you pissed yourself in frankfurt and got syph down in cologne
And you heard the rattling death trains as you lay there all alone
Frank ryan brought you whiskey in a brothel in madrid
And you decked some f*****g blackshirt who was cursing all the yids
At the sick bed of cuchulainn we'll kneel and say a prayer
And the ghosts are rattling at the door and the devil's in the chair

And in the euston tavern you screamed it was your shout
But they wouldn't give you service so you kicked the windows out
They took you out into the street and kicked you in the brains
So you walked back in through a bolted door and did it all again
At the sick bed of cuchulainn we'll kneel and say a prayer
And the ghosts are rattling at the door and the devil's in the chair

You remember that foul evening when you heard the banshees howl
There was lousy drunken bastards singing billy is in the bowl
They took you up to midnight mass and left you in the lurch
So you dropped a button in the plate and spewed up in the church

Now you'll sing a song of liberty for blacks and paks and jocks
And they'll take you from this dump you're in and stick you in a box
Then they'll take you to cloughprior and shove you in the ground
But you'll stick your head back out and shout we'll have another round
At the graveside of cuchulainn we'll kneel around and pray
And God is in his heaven, and billy's down by the bay

(Psst...the racial slurs are ironic, not meant in earnest...)
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 20 Apr, 2004 12:50 pm
Bill and Bear Amen!
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panzade
 
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Reply Tue 20 Apr, 2004 12:51 pm
Welcome Joey! What makes the Squid tune a perfect bar song?
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Tue 20 Apr, 2004 01:09 pm
So many types of bars....here's one for the lonely drunk sort of bar:

Bad Liver and a Broken Heart
Tom Waits

Well I got a bad liver and a broken heart,
Yeah, I drunk me a river since you tore me apart
And I don't have a drinking problem, 'cept when I can't get a drink
And I wish you'd a-known her, we were quite a pair,
She was sharp as a razor and soft as a prayer
So welcome to the continuing saga,
She was my better half, and I was just a dog
And so here am I slumped, I've been chipped and I've been chumped on my stool
So buy this fool some spirits and libations, it's these railroad station bars
And all these conductors and the porters, and I'm all out of quarters
And this epitaph is the aftermath, yeah I choose my path, hey, come on, Kath,
He's a lawyer, he ain't the one for ya
No, the moon ain't romantic, it's intimidating as hell,
And some guy's trying to sell me a watch
And so I'll meet you at the bottom of a bottle of bargain Scotch
I got me a bottle and a dream, it's so maudlin it seems,
You can name your poison, go on ahead and make some noise
I ain't sentimental, this ain't a purchase, it's a rental, and it's purgatory,
And hey, what's your story, well I don't even care
'Cause I got my own double-cross to bear

And I'll see your Red Label, and I'll raise you one more,
And you can pour me a cab, I just can't drink no more,
'Cause it don't douse the flames that are started by dames,
It ain't like asbestos
It don't do nothing but rest us assured,
And substantiate the rumors that you've heard.
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L R R Hood
 
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Reply Tue 20 Apr, 2004 01:16 pm
I agree with Roadhouse Blues, and I would like to add Peace Frog.
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