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Sailor Ron PermaThread: Merchant Navy Songs (164* d) RE: PermaThread: Merchant Navy Songs 24 Sep 10


Now Clan Line & Blue Funnel and Donaldson's have gone,
'Long with old Tosh & Josh, you know, Harrison's
And Palm Line & the Sugar Line and Shaw Saville are no more
But worse than that, I have heard 'Danny's Bar' has shut the door.
Ch.
Yes 'Danny's Bar' in Antwerp known to seamen near and far
And o what times we used to have down in 'Danny's Bar'.

From the outside it was nothing but the welcome once inside
When the girls met with 'sailor Jack' their joy they couldn't hide
The beer, the wine, the brandy too like water it would flow
But no more, because I've heard 'Danny's Bar' has shut the door.

O those 'ladies' sitting in that bar! So beautiful to see
And many a first trip 'prentice lad would take one on his knee. He'd think it was his birthday as she'd let him feel some more
But he won't be feeling now because 'Danny's Bar' has shut the door.

Then there'd be a shriek of horror, and his face turned a deathly pale
As he found to his dismay 'she' was not quite female.
And as he fled into the night with laughter we'd all roar.
But there's no laughter now because 'Danny's Bar' has shut the door.

Now 'old seadogs' will tell tales, some tall, but some are true
'Bout when they'd dock in Antwerp and that one place they all knew
And the happy times they have there, once they knew the score
But tales are all that's left now. 'Danny's Bar'ore! has shut the door.


Danny's Bar in Antwerp was one of the best known bars throughout the M.N., even to those who never went there! It was as well known as say Charlie Brown's in London, or 'Ma Gleason's' in New Zealand.
The events described above, did happen [many, many, times!].
But Danny's is no more, it fell victim to redevelopment, and the 'ladies'? Well no doubt they are still around somewhere.


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