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gnomad Will old beer adverts become folksongs? (74* d) RE: Will old beer adverts become folksongs? 07 Jan 13

Sir Roger's quote up above also appears with other breweries mentioned (Batemans being one such). Additional verses, XXX being your choice of brewery:

If your bath and washbasin are both far from white,
And your lavatory too is a terrible sight, (Alt; ..all covered with shite)
When the Domestos and Harpic both fail,
Just flush down a gallon of XXX best ale.

If you have no children, and your wife wants six,
And you've tried and you've tried all the usual tricks,
Go down to an alehouse, take with you a pail,
And sup down a bucket of XXX best ale.

I also have childhood memories of a shot of beer being rolled into a pub in wooden barrels to a song:

Beer, beer, beer from the barrel,
Stones' beer is a good strong beer,
Let's have a cheer,
'Cause it's beer from the barrel.

I assume it was some sort of campaign against new-fangled metal barrels, or possibly keg and/or top pressure systems. I was too young to know about such stuff at the time.

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