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This is what happens when you get three long time friends together that have had a wee bit too much to drink and think they can compose a song and sing it!

Jim travels the world and came up with most of the lyrics.
Tim is blessed with the most talent amongst us. He filled in the whistles and piano. You'll be hearing more of his works shortly I promise!
Lastly I struggled through the guitar part in an alcohol haze! If you listen hard you can hear me laughing in few places!
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Lyrics
Jim, Tim, & Mark - 2009

I'm off to Scotland
To drink their Scottish whiskey
and eat their Haggis

Food and drink
Drink and food
I just wanna stay in a good mood

Next I'm of to Ireland
To drink their Guinness Stout
and eat their lamb Stew

Food and drink
Drink and food
I just wanna stay in a good mood


Soon I'll travel to France
To drink their Beaujolais wine
and eat gourmet snails

Food and drink
Drink and food
I just wanna stay in a good mood

Then I'll fly to Italy
To drink their Campari
Eat my fill of pasta

Food and drink
Drink and food
I just wanna stay in a good mood


I'll ship off to Russia
To drink my fill of Vodka
And top it off with some Borscht

Food and drink
Drink and food
I just wanna stay in a good mood

I'll stagger back home
My liver's totally blown
and now I can't see my feet

But I'd do it again
I'd do it again
Would you care to come along?
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Comments: 78
Fans: 32
Plays: 336
Downloads: 141

Uploaded: Apr 08, 2009 - 09:47:45 AM
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2015 - 07:13:59 PM Last Played: May 21, 2016 - 08:14:50 AM
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All the usual plus a significant amount of Glenlivet, Crown Royal, and Amaretto for the boost of confidence to even try this!
Comments
magnatone said 2937 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Food and Drinks
your song description made me listen really close to hear you laughing - i think i did! this is GREAT - love the live performance feel of this and how clear it is that you guys are just having a BLAST! Great upload mark - congrats!
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thanks Karen
You got firsties too! We did have fun!
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kassia said 2937 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
lol
this is WONDERFUL. not only an infectious, fun tune...but just the story behind it is fabulous. great performances. this put a BIG ol' smile on my face. Thanks!
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Well glad it made you smile!
We were havin a ball with it too!
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egobandit said 2937 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
:)
A good happy song put a smile on my face. BTW now you made me hungry! ENjoyed!
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Well good!
I'm not sure about Haggis myself... Glad you enjoyed!
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Calchas said 2937 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Ha ha...
Big fun here lads!

Great live pub sound.

You might want to consider high-colonics when you return!

Be well!
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thats on the schedule
right after the experimental liver transplant!
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Calchas said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Ha ha!
I would have written: "OBLIGATORY liver transplant..."
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Char said 2937 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Yeah,
You have got some great friends.I'm coming along next time. Love the whistling. Thanks for a feel good song.
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Plane tickets are
on hold for you Char. Not sure when the tour will resume but we'll keep you posted!
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davisamerica said 2937 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
why yes
... I would indeed like to come along. LOL guys .... I hear the cops pulling up front in the back ground.... too much fun !
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Tickets held in your name Jack!
We just have to decide on a date and wait until we are legal to enter a few of those countries again!
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said 2937 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
some of the best
is impromptu, sometimes. cool!

. - Harold
MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thanks Harold!
It was fun sitting down and just having a go at this!
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lavalamp said 2937 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Fun times
Like the break on this tune btw. Funny words, too.

LL
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hey Dave!
Glad you enjoyed it!
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mike_d said 2936 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Made me laugh!
Great track guys- enjoyed it!
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hey Mike
So great to see you here! Glad you laughed a little. We sure did!
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Roxylee said 2936 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
Fun Fun Fun
Great live feel in this. What a good time! We all need some fun with good friends, with good food. :-)
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hi Roxy!
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Drink and food... ya!
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Vic Holman said 2936 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
happy hour
What fun!

sounds like you guys had a blast while on you way to being blasted. a real bar classic from the get go.
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hi Vic
Hey thanks for the listen. Ya we were having quite the howl doing this!
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Relic67 said 2936 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
I'm in
Sounds good to me. However, I will pass on the snails.
I like this song... nice strumming, melody and harmonies. some good whistling there too!


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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
That's perfectly
ok... You can sample something else from France! Thanks!
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bud said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
So - let me get this straight
this is a real group I gather - but this sounds like a studio recording with added audience - though to very good effect. Am I right? Does this mean that you've pu together a band and will be taking your show on the road - or just using it as an excuse to eat and drink. Either way this is a really fun tune that you guys put together. Or is it even possible that his is all you Mark?
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Heh heh
Bud an artist never reveals their secrets... but I'm not an artist...

Here is what happened. We got all this music stuff I've accumulated and I had these two buddies show up and after a few drinks it was like "hey we should record something". Meanwhile upstairs was my mother-in-law, wife and kid and some friends. So we started recording guitar and vocals.

So ya it was "studio recorded" but we were so loose it could have been in a bar. I decided to make it sound like a bar because we had to do several retakes due to the laughing going on both downstairs and upstairs.

Us on the road!? I think we would be like the grunge challenge where we'd be the first band to get thrown out of the place!

Thanks for listening!
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guitapick said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Sensitive....
....and thought provoking...

Will your next tune be about your culinary experiences in China/India/Japan/Indonesia...?

I wait in gleeful anticipation.

Very cool tune, Mark.
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Thanks!
Well we'll see where our thirst and hunger takes us next! Thanks for the listen and comment!
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kristyjo said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
this is lots of fun
The crowd really seemed to enjoy this performance :)
When you go on another trip, I'll come along!
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MarkHolbrook said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hi Kristy!
Great to see you! I think the crowd was all drunk too! :)
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Reinholt56 said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Hi Mark.......
I listened to this track last night and thought it was brilliant. You can't knock live recordings of this type. It was full of energy and fun and people, together, having a whale of a time. Brilliant.

I've downloaded it to enjoy it some more, at my leisure, this coming Easter weekend.

Take care.

Paul
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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hey Paul
I wish it really was live... It was studio but the three of us recorded it together with wives and mother-in-laws laughing at us from upstairs! It felt live in some ways!

Thanks so much for the listen!
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DeathArrow said 2936 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
lalala
haahh that's very great !!
it made me laugh in a good way again !!

i'm becoming a real fan of your songs !!
they are always very different !!

so i'll be excited about the next one !!


fav'd

cheers, Luke

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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hey Luke!
I'm glad... I need all the fans I can get my friend! Thanks for coming in and taking a listen!
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dajama said 2935 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Sweet!
This is great fun, and most definitely put me in a good mood! Just got back from Ireland, where I certainly had a few Guinness, although no lamb stew this trip! This sounds like tremendous fun was had putting this together. Love the list of 'software' - now that's what I call a rider! Feels like you're in the room listening - great stuff. Nicely done, gents. Peace.
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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hello David!
I was thinking of you as we did this. Wondering how the lamb stew was settling! Anyway I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Macaudion said 2935 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Made my whole body smile!
Now that was a tune that just simply, made to be!... All the basics crafted into this especially, the food and drinks! Dare I say that this is all of, profound knowing... Though, a little toke never now and again has likely done more good than harm : >) Look at me, campaigning... But this is the perfect ditty, Mark! Thanks sharing the 'tude! Also, thanks for the traveler, Sir! Dion
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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Sir Dion!!!
Wow thanks so much my friend. I'm really glad you took a chance listen!
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tokai said 2935 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
black and whte
No stop in blighty then? don't blame you. Happy tune, made me laugh.
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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hey Tokai!
Well we had limited versus and far too many interesting places to go! We'll have to continue the trip in the next track!
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Bob Rodgers said 2935 days ago (April 10th, 2009)
This
is wonderful, great live performance, sounds like you all had a lot of fun doing this!

Bob

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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hey Bob!
It really wasn't totally live! We dubbed in the crowds. But during our recording sessions we had no less than 5-8 people upstairs jeering at us as we flubbed up and misqueued etc. Anyway I'm really glad you enjoyed the tune!
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mowguy3 said 2933 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
Had to be a kick
putting this one togeather. What can I say? My toe is tapping, got a smile on my face, just digging the track. Good job.
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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hello Russ!
It is so great to see you back on MJ... I had been wondering where you were. I'm glad you got a kick out of this! Thanks for the listen and comment my friend!
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Jarvoid said 2933 days ago (April 12th, 2009)
Right me old mucker,
You missed out on fish chips and pie and peas wi' a good pint of best bitter but what the 'eck. Crackin' good romp round the gastronomic globe, if you ever did decide to "refine" it,not that I think it needs to be,it has a charm as it is ..but you could a national little riff for each country....excuse me I think the men in the white coats are here an' I must ruuuuunnnnn.......later.
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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hey!
That's a cool idea... do a little riff from each country... I'll have to think about that for the next version! Thanks for the comment and listen!
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apb said 2932 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
LMAO

.. this was excellent Mark. Really made me smile :).. overall it sounds like the Lemonheads/Ivan Dando.. particularly "if I could talk I'd tell you"... and they
often had this type of humor too... so it's only fitting. Downloaded for future larfs.
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MarkHolbrook said 2931 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
Hey Alan
This doesn't hold a candle to Rosie's Glow! Now that is the classic bar tune if I ever heard one from a true master! Anyway thanks so much for the listen and comment!
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Elevator_Funk said 2929 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
this is funny.
can i come along on this trip?
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MarkHolbrook said 2926 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Well we have reserved
a block of seats on the next flights.. We'll see ya at the gate!

Thanks for the listen and comment my friend!
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woofer3 said 2928 days ago (April 17th, 2009)
I can hear lot's
of different things here - a very attractive piece with lot's of atmosphere - seems to have a Lindisfarne influence just like Feter's new one - good time feel good music very warm. A welcoming track. A fave.

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MarkHolbrook said 2926 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Hi John
Wow its good to see you back on MJ posting again! Thanks for the listen and comment here!
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Nick_Flash said 2926 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
great fun
Sounds like a fun song to me. Getting friends together and throwing songs together is the best. Awesome lyrics.
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MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Thank you
Sir Flash! We had a ball... I too love to just wing it and make music!
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jbazemore said 2925 days ago (April 19th, 2009)
Was fun making this with you
Never thought you could ever get me to write lyrics and worse, sing. But I guess enough alcohol will make a person do anything. This was a blast to do with you and Tim. All I can say is good thing your software does pitch correction (hee, hee)

Jim
MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Well Jimbo
Not much pitch correction was used actually... I think two or three vocal notes is about it. Maybe alcohol makes you sing on key!?

I had fun too!
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SISTERS said 2925 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
good mood
"I'll stagger back home/My liver's totally blown"
ahahahahaha!
i'd say you were amazingly brave to combine the Glenlivet, Crown Royal, and Amaretto!
seriously - this came across great - full of wonderful energy. the whistle is cool!
anne
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MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Hi Anne
So good to see you here! Well Jim drank the Glenlivet, Timson had the Crown, and I was demoted to amaretto as I had to run the gear!

We had a great time!
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Doadars Uncle said 2925 days ago (April 20th, 2009)
Great stuff!
I love the environment, here! It put me in a good mood. Happy drinking!
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MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Hey Doug
I was trying to imagine us getting up on a klunky old stage in some pub and just letting it go! I doubt in real life we could sound even 1/100 as good though!
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Bob6stringer said 2923 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Strange and shiny!
The rolling folky rockness and tonguey-cheeky simplicity kind of make me wanna put this in a playlist between some old Jonathan Richman and the Kink's "Well Respected Man." What a strange and shiny thing! Wish I was there. Maybe it's better I wasn't. Make mine Guiness, too.
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MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Bob
had you been there this would have elevated itself several notches no doubt! Thanks for the listen... one Guiness coming up!
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MarcusPerry said 2922 days ago (April 22nd, 2009)
Hilarious!
Really enjoyed it!
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MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Well
I'm glad we got you laughing! We sure had fun!
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thoddi said 2921 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Very cool
Sounds like you and your friends had a good time together here:) Cool song and ditto performance!
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MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Thank you
Thor! I appreciate the listen and comment!
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LunaTrick said 2920 days ago (April 24th, 2009)
Nice one...
FLying the flag for the MJ Colorado contingent!
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MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Hi Daniel
I'm sure you could have added lots to this! Thanks for the comment and listen!
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saymme said 2905 days ago (May 10th, 2009)
: ) ( :
hzhhahah VERY much enjoyed - love the whistlin & great playin ! Bigeyed smiley 8 ) !! lol.... ! courtseys to ya all ...
MarkHolbrook said 2890 days ago (May 25th, 2009)
Hi Lena
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
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hooverfry said 2883 days ago (June 1st, 2009)
Good mood
Loved this. great mix. simple progression. love the whistling and vocal/harmonies, fun lyrics. thanks for sharing.
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PockBluesman said 2855 days ago (June 29th, 2009)
Cheers
Mark
If you Drank all the drinks listed in this song the last verse should have gone

I'll Swagger my hom back (hic)
me livvy has go blown
Hey where's AS SAID WHERE'S MA FOOTS GONE!!
Stuff it I'll just sleep here ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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maxruehl said 2787 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
Fun
track! Maybe Anthony Bourdain should use this as his theme song.;) Good job, guys.
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Hickling_Stan said 2665 days ago (January 5th, 2010)
Wonderful
Oh this made me smile, I've had a few impromptu jams with mates down the pub, some of which we have started off with great gusto in front of a beery crowd when we realize we don't know the words or chords to verse 2!! Like the whistling and the whole vibe to this, you could slob this along great live in our pub!
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Jarvoid said 2652 days ago (January 17th, 2010)
I have
commented on this ,but in the interst of giving you a heads up it still is a great fun song (hic)
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Skean said 2648 days ago (January 22nd, 2010)
Cool
I like the live feeling you've in there.
Always cool to be out with great friends.
Great production, and fun listening too...Cheers
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Gaylen75 said 2561 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
Love Love Love it
This is great!
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