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The Pub With NO BEER

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Tis the second song in "Ronnielong's Pub Jam" Adventure!! Woohoo!

Anywayz... This tune goes waaayyy back... its Australian (So I guess I should have put a pint of Fosters™ fer the pic, but eh, I like Guinness™ Waaayyy Better) :)


Jus me an my Guitar this time ;)

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It's lonesome away from your kindred and all,
By the campfire at night where the wild dingoes call;
But there's nothing so lonesome, so morbid or drear,
Than to stand in a bar of a pub with no beer.

Now the publican's anxious for the quota to come,
There's a far away look on the face of the bum;
The maid's gone all cranky, and the cook's acting queer,
What a terrible place is a pub with no beer.

Then the stockman rides up with his dry, dusty throat,
He breasts up to the bar, pulls a wad from his coat;
But the smile on his face quickly turns to a sneer,
When the barman says sadly, the pub's got no beer.

There's a dog on the 'randa-h, for his master he waits,
But the boss is inside drinking wine with his mates;
He hurries for cover and cringes in fear,
It's no place for a dog 'round a pub with no beer.

Old Billy the blacksmith, first time in his life,
Has gone home cold sober to his darling wife;
He walks in the kitchen, she says you're early, me dear,
But he breaks down and tells her, the pub's got no beer.
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urbnite said 5052 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
no beer?
long live guinness! and murphy's. and caffrey's. um... beer in general!

fun song. makes me want to open one right now.

nice guitar, vocals, harmonies... good production all around.

are there more in the series?
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Peter Greenstone said 5052 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
nice job
Great little tune. I like the simplicity of it. Your harmonies are sweet and
the guitar just right.

But no beer?! How are we supposed to wash down the dreadful pub food?
Sad indeed.
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caroline said 5052 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
nice job
dreadful pub food?? you're eating in the wrong pubs my friend!!
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caroline said 5052 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
hmmm ronnielong...
it's definitely time to get you a membership to CAMRA... which country are you off to next?? thank you - nice voice, nice geetar, nice beer!!! xxx
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Del said 5052 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
A true nightmare
A true nightmare. The narrating vocals are really good. I heard more and
more voices singing along until it was a truly rousing middle and then
filtering out to the end, the lonesome ending. Great story song, even if it
is a hellish topic.
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stevel said 5052 days ago (November 23rd, 2005)
Unfortunately this is becoming true...
in certain poncy parts of London (like Soho) you can't get served any
real ale..just bottles of overpriced gassy lage, and crappy alcopops with
daft names! Anyway rant over...
This is a cool tune, great performance particularly the harmony vocals.
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TobinMueller said 5050 days ago (November 25th, 2005)
Delightfully performed. Since I never heard any original, or any earlier
derivative, I found this refreshing and warmly recorded. I like how close
the sound is, the intimate feel.
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thoddi said 5048 days ago (November 27th, 2005)
just one word mate
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Haven said 5045 days ago (November 29th, 2005)
no beer, has the world ended? what a sad sad thought.
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bronco said 5030 days ago (December 14th, 2005)
Cool Song
I had never heard this one before. Fun song, got a kick out of the
lyrics. Well sung and harmonized. My kind of music!
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said 5020 days ago (December 25th, 2005)
Nightmare Scenario
On to the next pub then!
Well done, a little more restrained than I expected. Good singing and very
good playing, sir.
We'll have to find a pub with beer the next time I'm visiting my family in
said 4571 days ago (March 19th, 2007)
This is GREAT . .
What a lovely tune... it's BEAUTIFUL . . : )
The Lyrics are the best ! LOL....I had a real good time listening to this & other songs of you today.
Thx for MAKIN MY DAY !

seamus said 4323 days ago (November 21st, 2007)
Whenever I was in Ireland,at fairs a spit on the hand and a pint to settle the sale was necessary.In fact any pub without a pint of Guiness or Bass ale would be burned down.
you have a lot of talent and a great imagination.That also
applies to The Moonshiner.
Thanks for the memories,
Philip18 said 3000 days ago (July 6th, 2011)
This song certainly brings back memories - it was a huge hit in Australia in the late 50's for Slim Dusty. In your version, the voice is very real and it gives the song a new life. Glad I finally caught up with it!
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