Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
delphinium Lyr Req: Barrett's Privateers (Parody by Ian Robb) (17) Lyr Add: GARNET'S HOMEMADE BEER (Ian Robb) 02 Jul 02

A parody of Barrett's Privateers popular in Canada is Ian Robb's "The Last of Garnet's Home Made Beer" (I heard it at a local gig a few months ago). Garnet is, of course, Stan Rogers' brother - fiddler, singer, and man of many talents...

Lyrics are available on several web sites, here they are:

Ian Robb, SOCAN (Released on the CD - FROM DIFFERENT ANGELS 1994).

GARNET'S HOMEMADE BEER Time: 2/2 Tenor: D Bass: C
- Ian Robb, 1978, on: From Different Angels
- Music: Barrett's Privateers (Stan Rogers)

Oh, the year was Nineteen Seventy-eight
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
When a score of men were turned quite green
By the scummiest ale you've ever seen

God damn them all, I was told
This beer was worth its weight in gold
We'd feel no pain, shed no tears
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear
At a glass of Garnet's home-made beer

Oh, Garnet Rogers cried the town
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
For twenty brave men, all masochists who
Would taste for him his homemade brew

This motley crew was a sickening sight
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
There was caveman Dave with his eyes in bags
He'd a hard-boiled liver and the staggers and jags

Well we hadn't been there but an hour or two
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
When a voice said: Gimme some homemade brew
And Steeleye Stan hove into view

Now Steeleye Stan was a frightening man
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
He was eight feet tall and four feet wide
He said: Pass that jug or I'll tan your hide

Stan took one sip and pitched on his side
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
Garnet was smashed with a gut full of dregs
And his breath set fire to both me legs

So here I lay in me twenty-third beer
(How I wish I'd never tried it now)
It's been ten years since I felt this way
On the night before my wedding day

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 4-Jul-02.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.