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Thread #154563   Message #3788011
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Apr-16 - 08:00 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bottle of Wine additional verse
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bottle of Wine additional verse
I cope you don't mind my copy-pasting from your link, Jason. I'd like to have all the information together.


Tom sang a French verse to it in the Live in the UK album, which was written by French folksinger Graeme Allwright:

Jolie bouteille, sacrée bouteille,
Veux-tu me laisser tranquille?
Je veux te quitter, je veux m'en aller,
Je veux recommencer ma vie.

[rough translation:]
Happy Bottle, sacred bottle
Will you let me be peaceful?
I want to quit. I want to move on.
I want to start my live over

The following verse in the In the Orchard album:

I went to the zoo for an hour or two,
And the weather was pleasant and fine.
While wanderin’ by a gorilla said, "Hi,
Did you have a little bottle of wine?"

The following verse in several live albums including Best of Friends and Live at McCabe's:

While strugglin' through to meet the latest guru,
I was the two-hundredth person in line.
I turned to a friend and saw the same in the end.
Why don't we get a little bottle of wine?

for that last verse, what I hear on the McCabe's and Best of Friends album is: