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Thread #71478   Message #2968314
Posted By: Jim Dixon
18-Aug-10 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bartender's Song / Bartender's Polka
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Is he a man? Is he a mouse?
The song is BARTENDER'S POLKA and it was written by Walt Solek. It was recorded by Big Lou on the album "Big Lou's Polka Casserole" (2001). I heard a sample at Allmusic.com that went like this:

Bartender, bartender, he's a jolly scout,
Takes your money, gets you drunk, then he throws you out.
Is he a man? (Is he a man?)
Is he a mouse? (Is he a mouse?)
It's time we had (It's time we had)
One on the house. (One on the house.)
Is he a man? (Is he a man?)
Is he a mouse? (Is he a mouse?)
It's time we had (It's time we had)
One on the house. (One on the house.)

[Hank Thompson also recorded something called BARTENDER'S POLKA, but I don't think it's the same song.]