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Billy the Bus Lyr Req: Beer, Beer, Beer / Charlie Mopps (90* d) RE: Lyr Req: Beer, Beer, Beer (Charlie Mopps) 11 Jul 04


Thanks for reviving the thread Pete S, I'd missed it, and the song brings back many fond memories.

Robyn - I;ve just emptied my pipe into a heavy brown earthenwarer ashtray - one of a pair Frank gave me the night the Balladeer closed. Remember them? Pre-1967 Frank used to sing ".. at 6 o'clock she stops" - remember the 'swill'? Warwick Brock (Rest his soul) persisted in ending the chorus..

.... he filled us all with bliss,
... Charlie Mopps - the man who invented P***!

I think most of the verses Frank sang are enshrined in the later postings, and like you, I assume he brought them Trans-Tasman. Which leads to a question for...

Bob Bolton - In a post above there was a mention of one F Winter in association with one of the Clancey versions. That would be Frank Winter, would it not? Frank Fyfe learned many of his somgs from him, if I recall right. Anyway.... on to...

Redd Sullivan - What a Man!!! Ihe version I recall him singing many times, at Curly d'el Monte's Poles Apart in Auckland was akin to the one above...

I'll leave it here - too many thoughts curdling my brain cell.

Cheers - Sam (drinking whisky)

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