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Top 'drinking' songs
San Antonio Express-News ^ | 08-25-09

Posted on 08/25/2009 7:38:41 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

“Whiskey River,” Willie Nelson

“Margaritaville,” Jimmy Buffett

“Friends in Low Places,” Garth Brooks

“You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” David Allan Coe

“Alcohol,” Brad Paisley

“All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight,” Hank Williams, Jr.

“Pop a Top,” Alan Jackson

“I Gotta Get Drunk,” George Jones, Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson


TOPICS: Hobbies; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: beer; drinkingsongs; holdmuhbeer; savemethelabel; winewinewine
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It might be too early to start drinking, but it's never too early to talk about starting drinking.

Source: www.theboot.com/2008/03/04/best-country-drinking-songs-br-no-25/

1 posted on 08/25/2009 7:38:41 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Anything Irish...


2 posted on 08/25/2009 7:39:31 AM PDT by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Good selection here:

http://barstoolmountain.blogspot.com/2007/05/top-100-drinking-songs.html


3 posted on 08/25/2009 7:40:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: irishtenor

“wild rover”


4 posted on 08/25/2009 7:43:52 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: irishtenor

irishtenor said....

Anything Irish...

_______________________________________________________

FLOGGING MOLLY

“Irish Drinking Song”

well i stumbled in at 2 a.m. all drunk and full of smoke
my wife said i have had enough, im sick, thats it, get out!
so i stumbled down to kellys pub across the edge of town
and i told the boys me story and we had another round

we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
and if i see a pretty girl, ill sleep with her tonight!
we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!

and mary mcgregor, she was a pretty whore
she’d always greet you with a smile and never lock her door
but on the day she died, all the men in town did weep
for mary mcgregor finally got some sleep

we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
and if i see a pretty girl, ill sleep with her tonight!
we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!

well i once loved a girl, a child im told
i gave her my heart and she gave me a cold
so now i sit standing here out in the pouring rain
ill stumble back to kellys pub and cry away me pain

we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!
and if i see a pretty girl, ill sleep with her tonight!
we’ll drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink, and drink and fight!


5 posted on 08/25/2009 7:44:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m fairly sure Jimmy Buffet only does drinking songs. Even his ballads are about getting drunk, or stoned, and sometimes both. Boat Drinks has to rank near the top.


6 posted on 08/25/2009 7:46:02 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world, and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Without George Thorogood this list is useless.


7 posted on 08/25/2009 7:47:28 AM PDT by frogjerk (Obama Administration: Security thru Absurdity)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett - “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere”
Jimmy Buffett- “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw”


8 posted on 08/25/2009 7:49:26 AM PDT by jdlh8894
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To: Responsibility2nd

beer for my horses...one bourbon, one scotch, one beer


9 posted on 08/25/2009 7:49:57 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the revolution just happened.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

blood hound gang “you’re pretty when i’m drunk”


10 posted on 08/25/2009 7:50:25 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (divorced, tattooed, harley hatin, meghan mcain luvin', smoker that owns a pit bull.. what?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPGYK-S1vhs
GEORGE JONES - (YABBA DABBA DOO) THE KING IS GONE -
and so are you


11 posted on 08/25/2009 7:50:36 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: absolootezer0

chumbawumba, “tubthumping”


12 posted on 08/25/2009 7:50:55 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (divorced, tattooed, harley hatin, meghan mcain luvin', smoker that owns a pit bull.. what?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bohemian Rhapsody.

(Wayne’s World version)

/semi-sarc


13 posted on 08/25/2009 7:51:33 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Now THAT’S what I’m talking about :>)


14 posted on 08/25/2009 7:51:40 AM PDT by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
This is an Irish classic covered by Metallica. I've been sober for six years, and still get a little tipsy just from listening to this song...

Whisky in the Jar

15 posted on 08/25/2009 7:52:45 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: wilco200

I subscribe to the “Irish and Celtic music” podcast with Marc Gunn. So much wonderful music... and it is amazing how much is about drinking :>)


16 posted on 08/25/2009 7:53:40 AM PDT by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Liberty Valance

You still using jelly jars? Showing your age.


17 posted on 08/25/2009 7:53:52 AM PDT by jdlh8894
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To: frogjerk
Without George Thorogood this list is useless.

Exactly. "If You Don't Start Drinking", "I Drink Alone", "One Bourbon..." etc.

18 posted on 08/25/2009 7:54:21 AM PDT by Martin Tell (ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"99 bottles of beer on the wall!"
19 posted on 08/25/2009 7:54:44 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae Cum Ita Sunt - Julius Caesar "Since these things are so!">)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Beer
20 posted on 08/25/2009 7:54:58 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: frogjerk

I second that.


21 posted on 08/25/2009 7:55:25 AM PDT by MarkLevinFan (Went to the Freedom Concert in NJ last Saturday!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Anything by the Pogues.


22 posted on 08/25/2009 7:55:57 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Have a Drink on Me” by AC/DC or am I the only person here who was of that age in the 80’s?


23 posted on 08/25/2009 7:57:08 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (All grey areas are fabrications.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer by George Thorogood
and
Beer For My Horses by Toby Keith


24 posted on 08/25/2009 7:57:29 AM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Responsibility2nd

How can you leave off “What do we do with the drunken sailor” song and it’s many varied and progressively raunchy stanzas?


25 posted on 08/25/2009 7:58:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: jdlh8894

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Yg8MuaWMT0&feature=related
Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced ~ Dropkick Murphys


26 posted on 08/25/2009 8:00:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The title track from this LP is pretty good...

27 posted on 08/25/2009 8:00:22 AM PDT by Charles Martel (NRA Lifetime Member since 1984; TSRA rookie)
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To: Responsibility2nd

There’s a tear in my beer

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=21750427


28 posted on 08/25/2009 8:00:36 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sorry...fogot to post the song with the poster:

“Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Time.” Mickey Gilley


29 posted on 08/25/2009 8:02:28 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Responsibility2nd

Good to see my first choice, You Never Even Call Me by My Name on the list. But I’d change Pop a Top to the original by Jim Ed Brown. There Stands the Glass by Webb Pierce and Redneck White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer by Johnny Russell is another classic.


30 posted on 08/25/2009 8:02:44 AM PDT by mak5
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To: Liberty Valance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE7Fe1cGLPk&feature=fvw
Monty Python Bruce’s Alcohol Philosophy song


31 posted on 08/25/2009 8:03:12 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Family Tradion” Hank Jr. “Lovin’ You” Minnie Riperton.


32 posted on 08/25/2009 8:04:52 AM PDT by albie
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To: Responsibility2nd

“wasn’t that a party” by the rovers
“two pina coladas” by garth brooks
“i like beer” by tom t hall


33 posted on 08/25/2009 8:09:10 AM PDT by madamemayhem (i don't like repeat offenders, i like dead offenders.)
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To: Liberty Valance; Brucifer

a better version...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQycQ8DABvc&NR=1
Bruce’s Philosophers Song


34 posted on 08/25/2009 8:10:04 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They Oughta Name A Drink After You

Oh I get drunk most every night
Seems like all we do is fight
The more I drink
The less I feel blue
Sometimes I feel like an awful fool
Spendin’ my life on an old bar stool
And yes I guess they oughta name a drink after you

If this date were to be our last
I’d never sit down this glass
It’d take all the booze in the world
To forget you
You’ve left my heart a vacant lot
I’ll fill it with another shot
And yes I guess they oughta name a drink after you

Looks like I had my fill
Guess I better pay my bill
When I started out I only meant to have a few
Someone just said that you left town
I better get a double round
And yes I guess they oughta name a drink after you


35 posted on 08/25/2009 8:11:39 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Blind Eye Jones

by John Prine


36 posted on 08/25/2009 8:12:20 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Responsibility2nd

“There Stands the Glass” - Webb Pierce.

Pretty much anything by Shane McGowan, but especially “That Woman’s got me drinking”


37 posted on 08/25/2009 8:13:50 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Georgism is Capitalism's best, last hope)
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZReHi-7yRM&feature=related
Jedi drinking song


38 posted on 08/25/2009 8:13:57 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Must have:

Blake Shelton - The More I Drink (the actual music video is hilarious)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwnJOxuwwd0

Alan Jackson/Jimmy Buffet - It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere (my ringtone!!)
Brad Paisley - Alcohol


39 posted on 08/25/2009 8:16:38 AM PDT by Kitten1 (12/23/1898; 12/25/1901; 3/6/36; 6/25/39; 9/11/55 -- Your sacrifice is not forgotten.)
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“It Won’t Hurt” by Dwight Yoakum

It won’t hurt when I fall down from this bar stool
And it won’t hurt when I stumble in the street
It won’t hurt ‘cause this whiskey eases misery
But even whiskey cannot ease your hurting me

Today I had another bout with sorrow
You know this time I almost won
If this bottle would just hold out ‘til tomorrow
I know that I’d have sorrow on the run

Chorus:
It won’t hurt when I fall down from this bar stool
And it won’t hurt when I stumble in the street
It won’t hurt ‘cause this whiskey eases misery
But even whiskey cannot ease your hurting me

Your memory comes back up with each sunrise
I reach out for the bottle and find it’s gone
Yeah, Lord, somewhere every night the whiskey leave me
To face this cold, cold world on my own

Chorus:
It won’t hurt when I fall down from this bar stool
And it won’t hurt when I stumble in the street
It won’t hurt ‘cause this whiskey eases misery
But even whiskey cannot ease your hurting m


40 posted on 08/25/2009 8:20:13 AM PDT by sandpit
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thin Lizzy does it better.


41 posted on 08/25/2009 8:23:24 AM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: NonValueAdded

Oh my ... the drunken sailor brings back memories.

I had the good fortune, or bad fortune, depending on view point a young Navy CPO that got to cross deck to a Aussie detroyer.

I never knew there were so many drinking songs and ditties, every port we hit I learned knew .. and I swear that some were made up as we went. Most had some sort of activity involved .. such as diving under the table. Last one still above the table top bought rounds. I paid dearly until I learned the trick .. watch the singer take a deep breath before the next phrase and head for under the table .... nevr did figure half of em out.

NEVER NEVER NEVER ... EVER go out drinking with Aussie Sailors. “Hay maite ..letz go geddah “Poat o pizz” It will be the last thing you remember .. maybe for days.


42 posted on 08/25/2009 8:24:39 AM PDT by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; ...

3 hours of streaming booze songs. (New Year’s Eve radio broadcast)

Fool’s Paradise with Rex: Booze Songs special! This fully-fermented program with feature three broadcast hours of booze songs from the unsung heroes of rock ‘n roll. From December 31, 2005. Listen to the whole show (in streaming Real Audio)

http://www.wfmu.org/listen.ram?show=17567&archive=24777


Note absolute coincidence (no relation) between the name of this program and this account...


43 posted on 08/25/2009 8:25:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Is the Hold Muh Beer PING list still active?


44 posted on 08/25/2009 8:26:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Coming to Marxists' Vineyard this 2009 - Wee Wee's Big Adventure.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Moxy Fruvous - "The Drinking Song"

simply the best ever.

O.A.R. - "Crazy Game of Poker"

very close 2nd.

45 posted on 08/25/2009 8:28:09 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Pan_Yan
“Have a Drink on Me” by AC/DC or am I the only person here who was of that age in the 80’s?

Yes, that one works. It is a bit different, though - the song stands out as a warm tribute to their former frontman... and that's on an album that was intended in part to be a "wake" for Bon Scott.

Based on the lyrics alone, Have A Drink On Me seems like a great drinking tune. For me, though, it comes off as a bit maudlin (despite the band's intentions that it be celebratory of the way Bon lived).

Great song, though. Just a bit deeper in meaning than the average drinking tune.

46 posted on 08/25/2009 8:32:50 AM PDT by Charles Martel (NRA Lifetime Member since 1984; TSRA rookie)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The Revelry of the Dying
AIR: “Away with Melancholy”

We meet ‘neath the sounding rafters,
And the walls around are bare.
As they echo our peals of laughter,
It seems that the dead are all there.

Chorus:
So stand by your glasses steady,
This world is a world of lies.
Here’s a toast to the dead already;
Hurrah! for the next man who dies.

Cut off from the land that bore us
Betrayed by the land we find.
All the good men have gone before us
And only the dull left behind.
Chorus

Who minds to the dust returning?
Who shrinks from the sable shore,
Where the high and haughty yearning
Of the soul shall be no more?
Chorus

In flaming Spads and Camels
With wings made of wood and steel
We gamble for stakes that are mortal
With cards that are stacked for the deal.
Chorus

We loop in the purple sunset
We spin in the silver dawn;
With a plume of smoke behind us
To show where our comrades have gone
Chorus

Time was when we frowned on others,
We thought we were wiser then;
But now let us all be brothers,
For we never may meet again.
Chorus

But a truce to this mournful story,
For death is a distant friend.
So here’s to a life of glory,
And a laurel crown each at the end.
Chorus


47 posted on 08/25/2009 8:40:11 AM PDT by Little Ray (Obama is a kamikaze president aimed at the heart of this Republic.)
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To: Blind Eye Jones
Dwight Yoakum

Two doors down, there's a barstool,

That knows me by name......(snip)

From the hotel, to the barroom

is just a stumble, and a fall

Sometimes when it gets bad

I've been known to crawl.... ;-)

48 posted on 08/25/2009 8:41:04 AM PDT by MrPiper
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To: Responsibility2nd
Bottle of Wine by The Fireballs
49 posted on 08/25/2009 8:46:25 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: Joe 6-pack
This is an Irish classic covered by Metallica.

With all respect, it's an Metallica's cover of Thin Lizzy's cover of an Irish classic.

Thin Lizzy's version

50 posted on 08/25/2009 8:48:31 AM PDT by Terabitten (Vets wrote a blank check, payable to the Constitution, for an amount up to and including their life.)
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