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A Return to Seriousness: 7 Best Songs About Beer; Or, God Bless the Pope
WMBriggs.com ^ | William Briggs

Posted on 07/09/2009 3:19:29 AM PDT by mattstat

7

John Lee Hooker/George Thorogood, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer. Intelligent or regular readers will recognize this tune from Chapter 3 of Breaking the Law of Averages. The original Hooker version can be found here.

6

Bob and Doug Mackenzie, 12 Days of Christmas. By the finish of this merry carol, the boys will have consumed half a case, which is only a meager six pack each, a paltry amount, it being Christmas. I have quizzed recently two people who called themselves natives of the Great White North, yet they claimed never to have heard of Bob and Doug. Naturally, they were lying.

5

Walter Ostanek And His Band, Beer Barrel Polka. I’d prefer the Schmenge edition if it existed, but it doesn’t, so I can’t. However, if you can’t enjoy this Walter Ostanek version (a band from the semi-fictional land “Kanada”)—if you can’t seriously picture yourself stein in hand clapping and singing along in full throat—it is sure proof you have no soul. Cancel your subscription to the New York Times immediately and begin enjoying life.

4

Dr Demento, In Heaven There is No Beer. This is a Satanic song, and no doubt why the Pope himself quaffs in plain sight of cameras, to give Hope to us all. The best version—which I have not been able to find—is by Da Yoopers, a group from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Incidentally, the poor people who live in the Lower Peninsula are called Trolls, because they live under the bridge (Mackinaw, that is).

3

Todd Snider, Beer Run. “B, double-E, double-R, U-N, Beer Run…All we need is a ten and fiver, a car and a key and sober driver….” I defy you—yes, defy—not to sing along with the chorus...

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TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: beer; catholic; pope

1 posted on 07/09/2009 3:19:29 AM PDT by mattstat
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To: mattstat
Rednecks, white socks and blue ribbon beer -- Johnny Russell
2 posted on 07/09/2009 3:31:10 AM PDT by fso301
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To: mattstat
#1 Tom T. Hall "I Like Beer"

Absolutely, postiviely the BEST beer song EVAR!

Thanks for the thread. Brought back some fond memories. Good times, good times.

prisoner6

3 posted on 07/09/2009 3:36:36 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts hold the country together as the loose screws of the Left fall out.)
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To: prisoner6; mattstat
> Absolutely, postiviely the BEST beer song EVAR! Nuh-uh. Not even close, mate. In true Yankee fashion this list leaves off the Alternative New Zealand National Anthem.

Even the Ozzies sing it. Cheers, mate -- have anutha cold one fer me ay!

4 posted on 07/09/2009 3:45:33 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: mattstat; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...

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5 posted on 07/09/2009 3:49:07 AM PDT by Clive
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To: mattstat

“There’s a tear in my beer” Hank Jr.


6 posted on 07/09/2009 4:04:00 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: mattstat
God is Great, beer is good and people are Crazy...
7 posted on 07/09/2009 4:11:07 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: mattstat

Billy Currington-People Are Crazy
A new one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaMgb0JMTeo


8 posted on 07/09/2009 4:13:12 AM PDT by Haddit
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To: prisoner6

ZZ Top: Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers


9 posted on 07/09/2009 4:29:39 AM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: nonliberal

Well I woke up this mornin and I got myself a beer...


10 posted on 07/09/2009 4:35:03 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: mattstat; Salamander

By Da Yoopers!

I WAS BORN A YOOPER WITH BEER IN MY VEINS
I DRINK IT EVERY DAY TO TRY TO EASE THE PAIN
OF ELEVEN MONTHS OF WINTER AND 30 DAYS OF RAIN
AND IF I DIDNT HAVE MY BEER I THINK ID GO INSANE
I DRINK IT WHEN ITS FORTY BELOW, I DRINK IT WHEN ITS HOT
I DRINK IT WHEN IM HAPPY, I DRINK IT WHEN IM NOT
I DRINK IT IN THE SAUNA, I DRINK IT IN MY TRUCK
I DRINK IT OUT AT THE DEER CAMP WHEN IM CHASING THEM BIG BUCKS
GIVE THIS BOY A BEER MAN, GIVE THIS BOY A BEER
I LOVE THE STUFF, I CANT GET ENOUGH BEER BEER BEER
YOU CAN KEEP YOUR WHISKEY YOU CAN KEEP YOUR WINE
ILL TAKE A COLD BEER ANY OLD TIME
BEER BEER BEER BEER BEER BEER
I LOVE THE STUFF, CANT GET ENOUGH BEER BEER BEER

MY DADDY WAS A MINER MY MOTHER WAS THE BOSS
SHE BEAT HIM ALMOST EVERY NIGHT FOR DRINKING TOO MUCH SAUCE
MOTHER WAS AS HARD AS NAILS SHE NEVER SHED A TEAR
WHEN DADDY TOOK AWAY MY MILK AND HANDED ME A BEER
I DRINK IT UP IN HOUGHTON AND OVER IN THE S00
DOWN IN ESCANABA I DRINK THAT GOLDEN BREW
I DRINK IT IN NEGAUNEE AND OVER IN MARQUETTE
I WENT TO A BASH IN NEWBERRY I AINT GOT OVER YET

GIVE THIS BOY A BEER MAN GIVE THIS BOY A BEER
I LOVE THE STUFF, I CANT GET ENOUGH BEER BEER BEER
YOU CAN KEEP YOUR WHISKEY, YOU CAN KEEP YOUR WINE
ILL TAKE A COLD BEER ANY OLD TIME
BEER BEER BEER BEER BEER BEER
I LOVE THE STUFF, CANT GET ENOUGH BEER BEER BEER


11 posted on 07/09/2009 4:37:54 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: mattstat
Don't forget this one.
12 posted on 07/09/2009 4:42:04 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All gray areas are fabrications.)
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To: Chode

I love that song. :)


13 posted on 07/09/2009 4:48:54 AM PDT by beandog
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To: prisoner6

Got it, got his best of compilation. As I clicked on the orig. article I thought, as I scrolled, c’mon, they can’t forget I Like Beer. And there it is, at #1!

We could go on for a long time discussing classic beer jingles. Schaefer, is the, one beer to have when you’re
havin’ more that one. Here’s to good friends, the night is kind special—the beer will pour, must say somethin’ more, somehow—so tonight, tonight, let it be Lowenbrau.

Hi neighbor, have a ‘Gansett, give that frost brewed beer a chance, it... From the land of sky blue waters...If you’ve got the time, we’ve got the beer—Miller Beer... and so many more.

(Mostly) cartoon beer ads (Hamm’s, Narragansett)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hH3dg42LTQ

Narragansett Beer jingles
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjfpGneFi-I&feature=related


14 posted on 07/09/2009 4:49:15 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: mattstat
Beer, Bait and Ammo Sammy Kershaw.
15 posted on 07/09/2009 4:53:46 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: prisoner6

Whiskey’s too rough, champagne costs too much, and vodka puts my mouth in gear...


16 posted on 07/09/2009 4:55:51 AM PDT by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: fso301

Warm Beer Cold Women: Tom Waits


17 posted on 07/09/2009 5:00:42 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: prisoner6

There were three men come from the West
This tale for to tell
And that of John Barleycorn as well

They plowed, they sowed, they harrowed him in,
Threw clods upon his head,
'Til these three men were satisfied
John Barleycorn was dead.

They let him lie for a very long time,
'Til the rains from heaven did fall,
When little Sir John raised up his head
And so amazed them all.

They let him stand 'til Mid-Summer's Day
When he looked both pale and wan;
Then little Sir John grew a long, long beard
And so became a man.

They hired men with their scythes so sharp
To cut him off at the knee;
They rolled him and tied him around the waist,
And served him barbarously.

They hired men with their sharp pitchforks
To pierce him to the heart,
But the loader did serve him worse than that,
For he bound him to the cart.

They wheeled him 'round and around the field
'Til they came unto a barn,
And there they took a solemn oath
On poor John Barleycorn.

They hired men with their crab-tree sticks
To split him skin from bone,
But the miller did serve him worse than that,
For he ground him between two stones.

There's little Sir John in the nut-brown bowl,
And there's brandy in the glass,
And little Sir John in the nut-brown bowl
Proved the strongest man at last.

The huntsman cannot hunt the fox
Nor loudly blow his horn
And the tinker cannot mend his pots
Without John Barleycorn.

18 posted on 07/09/2009 5:08:12 AM PDT by 50sDad (The Left cannot understand life is not in a test tube. Raise taxes, & jobs go away.)
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To: mattstat

Southpark beer song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imgxOmW6VZ0


19 posted on 07/09/2009 5:33:37 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: mattstat

Hank Thompson - A Six Pack To Go
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r4e3jVHfXY


20 posted on 07/09/2009 5:56:06 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: MortMan

Could have been the whiskey, might have been the gin.
Could have been three or four six-packs,
I don’t know, but look at the mess I’m in,
My head is like a football, I think I’m gonna die,
Tell me, me oh me oh my,
Wasn’t that a party?


21 posted on 07/09/2009 6:22:51 AM PDT by Deaf Smith (I spent all my money on women & booze, the other rest I just plain blew.)
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To: mattstat
Rednecks, White Socks, and Blue Ribbon Beer -- Johnny Russell

Bubbles in my Beer -- Willie Nelson.

22 posted on 07/09/2009 6:27:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: mattstat

Any list that doesn’t include “Beer beer beer” as sung by The Clancy Brothers is suspect. Seriously suspect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVtFpZl7-Y


23 posted on 07/09/2009 6:38:30 AM PDT by Betis70 (Keep working serf, Zero's in charge)
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To: mattstat

BEER, BEER, BEER

From: The Holy Grail of Irish Drinking Songs
words and music Traditional

A long time ago, way back in history,
when all there was to drink was nothin but cups of tea.
Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops,
and he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops.

He must have been an admiral a sultan or a king,
and to his praises we shall always sing.
Look what he has done for us he’s filled us up with cheer!
Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented beer beer beer
tiddly beer beer beer.

The Curtis bar, the James’ Pub, the Hole in the Wall as well
one thing you can be sure of, its Charlie’s beer they sell
so all ye lads a lasses at eleven O’clock ye stop
for five short seconds, remember Charlie Mops 1 2 3 4 5

A barrel of malt, a bushel of hops, you stir it around with a stick,
the kind of lubrication to make your engine tick.
40 pints of wallop a day will keep away the quacks.
Its only eight pence hapenny and one and six in tax, 1 2 3 4 5

He must have been an admiral a sultan or a king,
and to his praises we shall always sing.
Look what he has done for us he’s filled us up with cheer!
Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented beer beer beer
tiddly beer beer beer.

The Lord bless Charlie Mops!

Chords: KEY C

verse:
C F G

chorus:

Background: More details about Beer, Beer, Beer coming...

What is it about us Irish and beer...


24 posted on 07/09/2009 6:41:36 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: mattstat

"Roadhouse Blues"
"Well, I woke up this morning
And I got myself a beer.
"

25 posted on 07/09/2009 8:38:44 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: beandog
yup, truer words...
26 posted on 07/09/2009 2:40:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: 240B

How about Hank Jr. and Kid Rock: Naked Women and Beer....


27 posted on 07/09/2009 4:17:28 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
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To: Chode; Haddit
Both of you beat me to it. LOL.

I've been using Billy Currington's tagline for a while now.

:-)

28 posted on 07/10/2009 5:17:52 PM PDT by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Alberta's Child
and i think it was toooo good tonight... cheers!!!
29 posted on 07/10/2009 7:39:55 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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