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Thread #71478   Message #3499747
Posted By: Jim Dixon
06-Apr-13 - 05:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bartender's Song / Bartender's Polka
Subject: Lyr Add: BARTENDER'S POLKA (Walt Solek)
That was 2+ years ago. Now I have Spotify, which I think I didn't have then, so I can do better. I can listen to the whole song and transcribe it.


BARTENDER'S POLKA
As sung by Walt Solek & His Orchestra on "Beer Barrel Polka: Drinking Songs for Octoberfest"

1. Oh, the bartender, the bartender, he's a jolly scout.
He'll take your money, get you drunk, and then he'll throw you out.

CHORUS 1: 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.)

2. The bartender, the bartender, he and I are friends.
When I ask him for a drink, that's where friendship ends.

CHORUS 2: 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)
Two on the house. (Two 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)
Three on the house. (Three on the house.)

3. The bartender, the bartender, now his name is Jack.
I spend my money in his place; he never buys one back.

CHORUS 3: 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)
Four on the house. (Four 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)
Five on the house. (Five on the house.)