A Pub with no beer

Now although this weblog primarily focuses on the act of drinking itself, we like to provide you with a little culture once in a while too. So here’s a song we don’t want to keep from you. The band The Dubliners are true legends in Ireland an far across it’s borders. Most people know them from hits like Wild Rover, Whiskey in the Jar or 7 Drunken Nights. And even though these are awesome songs to listen to while getting hammered, we like to point out a less famous song called A Pub with no Beer.

The title of the song basically says it all. It’s our worst nightmare and probably yours too. Here are the full lyrics:

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

Now the publican’s anxious for the quota to come,
There’s a faraway 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.

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 suddenly: “The pub’s got no beer!”

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

Old Billy, the blacksmith, for the 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”
Then he breaks down and he tells her , that the pub’s got no beer

Oh, it’s lonesome away from your kindred and all,
By the campfire at night where the wild dingos call,
But there’s nothing so lonesome, so dull or so drear,
Than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer.

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