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Jimbly
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Re: Alcohol

Postby Jimbly » 27 May 2024, 17:54

Rorschach wrote:
Jimbly wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
Tenuous!

But I've added it because I love it.


Tenuous? Not really.

And in Kilkenny it is reported
On marble stone there as black as ink
With gold and silver I would support her
But I'll sing no more now till I get a drink
For I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober
A handsome rover from town to town
Ah but I'm sick now my days are numbered
Come all ye young men and lay me down.”


Oops. You're quite right. I somehow managed to blank out the line, 'For I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober'.



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Re: Alcohol

Postby J » 28 May 2024, 00:23


How about "Little Bits and Pieces" by Jim Stafford?
After a very drunken night, the memories of what actually happened the night before gradually come back to the singer in bits and pieces...
A record from 1984.
It's the same Jim Stafford who charted in the UK with "Spiders And Snakes" (#14) and "My Girl Bill" (#20), both in 1974.

The Youtube link above has the best audio, but someone's also posted on Youtube a video made at the time. I've never seen this before, but unfortunately it seems to be taken from a very mangled video tape. (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGc2DkgcGQ4 )
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Re: Alcohol

Postby Neige » 28 May 2024, 07:13

J wrote:The Youtube link above has the best audio, but someone's also posted on Youtube a video made at the time. I've never seen this before, but unfortunately it seems to be taken from a very mangled video tape. (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGc2DkgcGQ4 )


Great song!
And the sound and image distortion in the clip suits the hangover/amnesia groove perfectly.
Thumpety-thump beats plinkety-plonk every time. - Rayge

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Re: Alcohol

Postby Rorschach » 29 May 2024, 12:43

Neige wrote:


Yes! to both of them. Especially the Mary Coughlan, which I've never heard before.

Walk In My Shadow wrote:There's no alcohol mentioned in the title but Rorshach should listen to The Delines - I won't slip up.

A great song about a female recovering alcoholic.


Not bad.

mudshark wrote:However Much I Booze - The Who (by numbers)


That really is The Who by numbers, isn't it. A bit dull, don't you think?
Bugger off.

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Re: Alcohol

Postby Rorschach » 29 May 2024, 12:47

J wrote:How about "Little Bits and Pieces" by Jim Stafford?

The Youtube link above has the best audio, but someone's also posted on Youtube a video made at the time. I've never seen this before, but unfortunately it seems to be taken from a very mangled video tape. (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGc2DkgcGQ4 )



I agree with Neige; the video seems EXACTLY right. Sadly, the song doesn't seem to be on Spotify for some reason.
Bugger off.

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Re: Alcohol

Postby copehead » 29 May 2024, 14:19

Too Drunk to Fuck

The most honest song about drinking
Moorcock, Moorcock, Michael Moorcock, you fervently moan.

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