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Mudcat Tavern

Lonesome EJ 21 Jul 99 - 09:47 PM
Allan C. 21 Jul 99 - 10:01 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 21 Jul 99 - 10:23 PM
katlaughing 21 Jul 99 - 10:27 PM
Allan C. 21 Jul 99 - 10:39 PM
Lonesome EJ 21 Jul 99 - 10:49 PM
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Subject: Mudcat Tavern
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 09:47 PM

Now if you go out the backdoor of the Mudcat Cafe, make a left down the alley, then turn right at Tiple Street...you find yourself here in the Mudcat Tavern. Yep, it's me, your friendly bartender Lonesome EJ.

Now Max knows about this place, in fact he's dropped in a few times for a cold one. That couple over in the corner sharing a bottle of Cabernet? That's Dick and Susan. You see, this is the kinda place where Mudcatters can come, relax, tell a story, cry on a shoulder,play a tune or two, and best of all... we've got the most extensive selection of beers, wines, liquers, single-malt Scotch, fine Kentucky bourbons, you just name it. Me, I'm working on a frothy pint of Guinness right now. And,shhhh!, look over in the corner. There's Gargoyle. He keeps drinking those Tequila Sunrises and threatening to play a tune on that old beat-up Gibson he's got leaning aginst the table. Mick and RiB said they might drop by for some tunes later, too.

Anyway, I'm glad you found the place. What'll ya have?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Allan C.
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 10:01 PM

A tall cylinder of George Dickel's 12-year will do nicely. Thanks. If I slip you a fiver, would you ask that feller if he could sing a show tune, say, "I Feel Pretty"? I've been sittin' around the house and listening to Nina Simone and could use some cheering up.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 10:23 PM

Whatcha got on the jukebox, Leej? Sometimes I think I'd like to hear "May the Bird of Paradise Fly up Your Nose," but that's purely personal. Maybe something soothing like "You've Got a Friend." I'll have one tall High Sierra Light--or a Foster's, if you don't have the Sierra (Got hooked on the Sierra at Quinn's Lighthouse when Fadac bought me one--or was it Dave Swan bought the first one? Anyway, Fadac was drinkin' it and I told the waiter to bring me one of the same, and I know I didn't pay for it.)

What time does the open mike start? The stage is kinda small here, so I don't know what we'll do if my whole band shows up--maybe go in shifts, or I guess some of us could sit on the edge. We got some new tunes to play for you; they're good stuff, written by one of our band members. Anyway, I'd better sign us up. Where's the sheet?

--seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 10:27 PM

Well helloooo there, Bartender. Make mine an amaretto sour and eeezz on the sour, sweetie. Did you say this was close to the Border Up North? I was lookin' for a friend of mine, actually two or three, guitar and banjo pickers, talk kinda funny? Have you seen them?

Too, I thought another friend was going to meet me here, from down the ole' Ohio, let's see he had a funny name, something about a feline foot or something?

How about tuning that guitar up and forget that Bernstein stuff, let's hear some old Hank Williams, darlin', how about "I'm so lonesome I could cry"? Course, I'm not really 'cause you all are here! Nice place ya got here, Mr. Lonesome. This could become a real hang out, ya know?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Allan C.
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 10:39 PM

Been meaning to ask you, LEJ...where'd you ever find that wallpaper? I do believe that it is the only wallpaper I ever saw that had catfish on it. Sure dresses up the place. 'Course I like the log walls over yonder as well. Damn! I left my glasses in the car. Could you please tell me what the hell that thing is that's hanging over top of the stage?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 10:49 PM

Good news, Phoaks, drinks are on the house tonight. Seems that Bert forgot to close his credit card tab last night, so we'll just add em on.

Now that thing over the top of the stage... that Banjer's banjo. When he's sober he plays it pretty well, but after a couple Zima's we have to lever it up in the air out of reach. Keeps the crowd from leaving early, y'know.

Seed...the sign up sheet is that chalk board at the end of the bar. Put your name, who else will be playing, and which tunes. Sorry, no amplifiers tonight.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Max
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 11:13 PM

LEJ, I think he means the other thing up behind the stage. That there above the stage is a mudcatalope. Funniest thing you ever did see. I just stopped in for a Black and Tan, half Guinness and half Bass. The bartender here gave me a Half and Half instead, Guinness and Harp, and that'll do.

I was sittin in the far booth and I scratched a nail on the wall. I think the layers of soot tell the tail of this ol' joint. Got the light gray for the silver mining, dark for the coal, kind of brown for the cigarette smokers from the modern folk Beat days, a white from the salt of the maritime folk, and some sort of green gook from the Celtic folk. Interesting history here.

All this time LEJ and I thought I was the bartender… You better not be skimming the joint. Glad to share the burden, I'll be out here mingling with the crowd of fine folk, if you need me.

Funny thing about the Mudcat Tavern is that the open mic never stops, nor do you have to be Onstage. We got mic's all over the damn place, picks up just about everything. 'Fact, we got technology you ain't never seen before. Just go in a circle and make sure everyone gets his or her fare share of turns and everything works out.

I'll have another Black and Tan please sir, and how's about a shot of Irish Mist. Sshhhhh, Bill Sable's singin' one of his fine ditties. That's a real nice strap he's got, wonder where he got it? You say he makes them himself? I'll be a monkey's uncle, he's one talented SOB.

Jes, yet another night at the Mudcat….


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Banjer
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 11:20 PM

Well Hey there ya'll...Just happened to be in the neighborhood and thought I'd stop in to see who all was here...Hello Allan, Kat, Seed, how ya all tonight? Leej set me up one them there Zimas you're talkin' about.

Say what? Oh, OK, if you insist let it down where I can reach it and we'll pick and sing for a while. But it seems like there was as many customers ran out before them Zimas as did afterwards.

What ya wanna hear? Just before I came over I was practising some "I'll Fly Away" and "Ole Joe Clark". Let's see if I can find them on this here neck. I know they was on the other one. Strum, strum, strum, strum, pick, pick, pick, strum, strum, strum, strum, pick......Yeah there it is.....OK here we go....Old Joe Clark's a fine old man...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Banjer
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 11:38 PM

Why Max, I didn't even see ya settin back there in the corner a'scratchin' on the wall....Good evenin' to you as well....Good to see ya....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Max
Date: 21 Jul 99 - 11:43 PM

Think I'm gonna head to the back room and catch some Z's in the bean-bag chairs.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Night Owl
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 12:17 AM

Hi....sure glad you're still open tonight. It's been a really tough day today and I JUST got out of work. Nice to be here among friends and share some music and harmonies. Where'd that old harness come from hanging over there on the wall...never noticed it before. Banjer, what key did you say you were playing in? If you're playing in C, mind if I pick along on the Autoharp? D'ya want to try swinging right into "I'll Fly Away" after "Old Joe Clark"? I think I'll sit here beside KatL...looks a little down tonight......my singing will have to make her giggle!!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 12:28 AM

Well now ain't this a place. I don't get to these places too often now. Way too depressin' for a non smoking, nicotine addicted, Club Soda drinker. Lot's of fine folks here though so give me a big tumbler of that crap with a 3 chunks of lime......not the little "twists" Leej, big chunks so I can get the stuff down.

So who's got a good song or a funny tale? Aw geez, Banj you gotta' tune that thing again, give us a break here huh? Why don't you and Seed do us a duet....TWO banjos...IYIYIYIYIYIYIYI...What the hell am I thinkin'? Oh well......in for a penny........

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 12:38 AM

Hey Owl didn't see you come in...and I think my buddy Kat is just a bit worn down.......and if we ALL don't get laugh outa' this banjo duet, there ain't NO hope. Wail and frail boys..........'scuse me while I go use the Gents. If I miss the duet, you girls tell me all about it.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 12:38 AM

Hey Leej,

Have I ever shown you my old Guild 12 string?? You got to listen to this beauty, man.........See that pretty woman from Belfast over in the corner.........Names Alison, lives in Oz now. I think I will go over and take this Guild and let it have its head on "The Hiring Fair"......"And all were dancing in the lantern light, and music filled the air and I thank the stars for the harvest moon.......and the girl from the hiring fair". Hey Rick, do me a favor? Play a 3/4 arpeggio in D, I'll play the interlude on the Low D. The song title is "Far From Their Home"...............................all right, some of the rest of you take a turn, I want to concentrate on the Fair One...........Leej, I need a proper jar of Uncle Arthur's (Guinness to the rookies among you) and a wine cooler for this fine looking woman here........Could someone do some blues that will make my head bob up and down? COULD I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION, PLEASE?????....MY NAME IS BIG MICK AND I THINK IT IS TIME FOR A GROUP HUG........GENTLEMAN, STEP TO THE REAR, PLEASE...THANK YOU.......Lord, but I love this place.............

Mick


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Craig
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 12:38 AM

Mind if I sit at that table over in the corner? I'll have a rum and coke bartender. I just want to sit here and soak up the atmosphere. I'm feelin' a little down. Haven't seen my lady in a while. Sure do miss her. Hey! Does anybody know Alberta. Sorta fits my mood. Alberta, let your hair hang down......


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Art Thieme
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 12:42 AM

I think I'll have vodka, toimato juice and Jello; that's a BLOOD CLOT.

Next I'll try Vodka & Milk of Magnesia --- a PHILLIP'S SCREWDRIVER. If you won't make that try taking a mockingbird and putting it in 3 fingers of tequilla. TEQUILLA MOCKINGBIRD's are quite tasty.

Matter o' fact, I'll buy a round for the house! What, no takers?

Art


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 12:50 AM

Damn, Spaw, if you are just going to sit and sip club soda, you might as well give us a tune on that thing.......what the hell do you call that contraption?? it looks like a pianny without the keys..........sounds right nice though......You made it??????.........what the hell did you do with the keyboard?????............HEY KAT, AM I STILL THE KEEPER OF THE FERTILITY RITES??? I HAVE SOMEONE HERE I WANT TO TEACH THEM TOO...........Harp, let's have a little northern Florida harmony here, waddya say?? Maybe you can get Finn to sing along........Spaw, you still drinking that fizzy water? Hell, you and Old Joe O mights well be the designateds cause the rest of us are going to have a hooley. Dan, can I play that new Martin of Yours? No, no, don't worry. Fielding will never figure out where you got it. What? Oh, Ok, I understand, it is Sandy you are concerned about, not Fielding? OK, got it..............

Mick


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:06 AM

Hey, this is gettin' to be one helluva' crowd! But Mick buddy, after that nightmare I had about me and RiB and you and Rick at Moonchild's party, the shrink told me to just take it easy and these pills here and it'd all be better soon.

Hey Art......just don't hang here too long, I think you're "needed" at a couple of other places. Must be hell to be so popular!!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:43 AM

Hey, Banjer, look who just came in: SongBob! Let's get him to play and we kin sit up close and watch his hands and maybe learn somethin'. Lookit ol' Catspaw! That soda water mus' be goin' to his head--d'ya think he oughta be ridin' that electric horse this soon after the surgery? Uh, oh. Joe and Mick are at it again...better hope ol' Alan shows up and takes Alison home. Who's that purty gal over there in the calico and leather? Alice? I knew it. Had to be. And the two babes with the autoharps (I wish they'd get in tune with each other). Hey, gals. It's A-440; what's that you say? You don't take tuning instructions from banjo players? --seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:57 AM

Art, watch that stool you're sitting on. If you keep spinning on it like that the top will come right off. See I told you Max was a regular here- four black and tans and I guarantee he spends the night in the bean bag chair. Catspaw, I can't change a hundred dollar bill on a damn club soda so I guess you're buying a round for everybody. Let's see Max is snoring, Art has the Blood Clot- double Stolichnaya again, Art? Ok- Mick has a Guinness, Alan C the Dickels, Katlaf's got the Amaretto Sour (ouch!),Craig C the Rum n Coke...is that it? Are you drinking Nightowl Darlin? And where did Gargoyle go? Did he leave or go to the john? If he left he forgot his guitar.

Catspaw, I had some relatives of yours and Rick's in here this afternoon. They drank me out of MD 20/20 and sloe gin and then offered to mop the floor and do dishes to pay. The two Canadian guys kept going "EH? EH?" and I told them if they didn't wear those damn hats with the ear flaps, they'd be able to hear what the two Hillbillies were trying to tell them. At any rate, I forgot to lock the back door and they slipped out, but said they would see you at your place for dinner. If those guys are relatives, why don't you try to get them on your dental plan?

Hey Seed, check out Big Mick chasing Alison around that table. Last time this happened, her old man came in and bopped him with a boomerang.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:18 AM

Oh and Allan, I almost forgot. That Catfish wallpaper is one-of-a-kind. It was actually created by fadac using a big channel cat he yanked out of Possum Creek. He pasted butcher paper on the wall, opened four cans of different color paint, and used the old "dip and press" technique to create those images. Stunning,EH?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:19 AM

Aw geez, now I understand............Those two peckerwoods and their Canajun' buddies showed up and ate several helpings each of Eggplant Parmesan and then cleaned me outa' possum jerky. I could have lived with it, but about 5 minutes later they were all in the downstairs bath and, well..........Karen told me to get them to hell out of the house so I loaded them in the van and dropped them all at the Sewage treatment plant. Paw had 'em all convinced that the gurgling and bubbling sounds would be soothing and help them feel better. They'll probably be sleeping there in the morning, the Sheriff will be called, then I'll be called. Screw the whole bunch of them...I'm not answering the friggin' phone.

I gotta' go....Karen's probably mad as hell that I left her with that mess so I'll be payin' some dues for that.

Seed and Banj...you did a fine job. Alright everybody, let's give them the support, the recognition, the cheers, the Clap they deserve.

G'nite All & Thanks---I'm feelin' right fine, even if it's only Club Soda. Must be the friends. Somebody kick Max in the ass and tell him thanks.........and Leej, nice spot here, good job. Night All.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Max
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 03:14 AM

Yawn... OK, I'm up, I'm up. Did I miss anything? You mean somebody actually drinks Tequilla Mockingbirds? Isn't that Tequilla and Creme De Minth? I better go back to sleep. Good thing this place never closes... Oh, and I don't snore, maybe that's dick in the loft.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 03:29 AM

Hey, how come I got "designated"? Gimme a six-pack of anything. I gotta get my courage up so I can sing "I Feel Pretty" for that guy in the corner.
Oh, brother, why did I ever open my mouth and talk about that song?
On second thought, forget the singing, and wake me in the morning. It's been a long time since I've had a whole six-pack at once. ZZZZZZ......
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 03:53 AM

Jusht another Metaxas 3 star pleesh, barkeep. id me and Steve Parkes ever do our Aynoch and Ali double act? Jusht wait till he getsh here. While we're waiting get thoshe musishuns off the shtage, I've got my kazoo here shomewhere, "Blue Shuede Shoesh", come on everyone, join in.Hey! Where did everybody go?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 07:47 AM

Hey Mick,

I brought my Guild, too. I'll do you Leadbelly's "Good Mornin' Blues". That should get your foot a'tappin'. I play the bass runs using a G chord formation, but I usually capo up to the third fret to match my voice. I guess that makes it in Bb.

Well, Bseed probably doesn't have a harp in that key. No matter, I'm feelin' generous tonight, so I'll capo up another notch, into B (takes some of the ring out of the 12 string, though). I expect Bseed can cover it now.

I'm just drinking water with no ice (easier on the voice and I intend to be singing). I hear LEJ has a new cook making up a Chicken Fajita for me. Better wash my hands before and after eatin'.

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 07:54 AM

Well, folks, I'm wipin' tables & tossin' empties, so we'll be ready when you drop by later. I don't play & I don't do more than sing along, so I asked Max & Lonesome if they could use a barmaid. I'll bring you the right drinks fast and with a smile. I know the regulars, but you new folks are welcome, too. I've got a hug for any who need 'em. I might even sit on a lap or two, if you're really down in the dumps. On my break, I'll have a glass of white wine at the corner table & chat with Craig about his lady. Good times come and go, but good friends last. Just one thing, boys, would you mind keeping your smoking to the back room? When I can't see through the air, my allergies *do* kick up! Hope to see you soon & I'll join in on the choruses.

love,

bbc


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOOD MORNING BLUES (Lead Belly)
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:01 AM

What's that Joe? You want the words to that one? Well, I thought you could look it up in the DT. Oh! You already checked it out with your lap top? Not there, huh? I'm surprised Max would let the site even operate without that one there. Well, here goes.

Good Morning Blues
by Huddie Ledbetter (AKA Lead Belly)

Late last night, turning from side to side,
Oh, oh, turning from side to side.
I was not sick, I was just dissatisfied.

Woke up this mornin', blues walkin' 'round my bed.
Hm, Hm, blues walkin' 'round my bed.
I went for my breakfast, found the blues all in my bread.

I said, "Good mornin' blues, blues how do you do?"
Good mornin' blues, blues how do you do?"
"I'm doin' all right, good mornin' how 'bout you?"

Takes a brown skin woman make a moon-eyed man go blind.
A brown skin woman make a moon-eyed man go blind.
But a chestnut woman will make you change your mind.

Woke up this mornin', blues walkin' 'round my bed.
Hm, Hm, blues walkin' 'round my bed.
I went for my breakfast, found the blues all in my bread.

I said, "Good mornin' blues, blues how do you do?"
Good mornin' blues, blues how do you do?"
"I'm doin' all right, good mornin' how 'bout you?"

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:11 AM

AYNUK!! OM YO ORROIGHT, AER KID?

Pint of 'Ighgate and a pint of Bonks's Ode Aerl plase, maert, an a couple a grorty dicks if yo've gorrem ....

Aynuk, yo day lave the pig on the wall agen, did yer? Ah cor play mah gob-iron alung a yower kazoo, cus it's in C - when om yo gunna gerra 'C' kazoo? This ay gerrin the babby weshed!

Well, ten past one, an ne'er a pigeon um: Ah'm gooin after this'n. If yo get back afower us, lave the light on - if get um fust, Ah'll taern it off. Keep aert th'oss road!

Ayli


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Den
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:34 AM

Hey Leej 10 pints of Guinness please mate I'm never gonna get back to the bar with this crowd. Oh I have the dog with me hope you don't mind. It was my only excuse for getting out of the house. I told the wife I was taking him for a walk. Its ok he likes cats. "Whats that, oh a song sure". In the Banbridge town in the County Down one morning last July...everybody all together...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: alison
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:39 AM

Much as I would love to get an Irish session going here in the corner Mick is hugging me too tight for me to even get near my whistle. Doesn't the dress code say something about not letting men wearing brass bikinis in????

Where's my West Coast Cooler.... or failing that a bucket of cold water for Mick'll do......

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:59 AM

Shteve, Boshtin!
tarra fer now!
Alishon,yer dancin'?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Tony Burns
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:04 AM

Well hello bbc. You're doing a fine job helping out Lonesome. Would you please bring an Anchor Steam for me and some water for my bodhran? Do you think anyone would mind if I just sat here and played quietly?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:11 AM

Good to see you, Tony! Here's one for you, w/ a water on the side. Make yourself at home!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Peter T.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:16 AM

LEJ, could I just have a beer, please?
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Shack
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:25 AM

Got any local brew on tap? I'll try one of those. Put it in a big tumbler; I hate beer glasses. Yeah, a cold mug will be fine. Where'd ya get that Watney's lantern you have out front? I like the sound of those guitars and voices without mikes. Electricity is the worst thing that ever happened to music. Lemme try a Bass this time.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Mo
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:27 AM

Hi guys - buggerit, did I miss the party, or is this tavern open all night? No, no, I won't be singing this time - just here to enjoy the company for now as it's been a while since I dropped by - BBC honey, if your going past the bar could I have either a pint of cider or a Springbok(Baileys and Creme de Menthe - don't mix them...) depending what's available? Gosh, but your all looking well, if a little frazzled - who's next up on the stage? Den - your dog is really lovely, but does he have to be SO friendly??!! I want my leg back......

Sigh, what a great place....

Mo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:48 AM

Whatever you like, Mo; we've got it all! BTW, alison, if Mick gets too frisky, just give a yell. I'll give him a swipe w/ the bar towel & cool him off.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:00 AM

I'll have a Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout, please! Beer: it's not just for breakfast anymore. I stopped in for the first carbos of the morning and what do I see??? Hey, Mick, can you spend some time for some of the other members of your fan club? Bbc, let me know if you need help when Art gets a little too familiar! I'm so glad I stopped by- Mud is thicker than water!
Allison


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Den
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:18 AM

Jeez sorry Mo. I'll get a wet cloth to get that saliva off your jeans. bbc can we get a wet cloth over here or maybe a mop. Now what's he got, oh my God its somebody's sock. Here boy.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:20 AM

Hi Guys,

Annap's here!! Let's party. I brought some barbequed shrimp. Hope you don't mind LeJ. I neeeeed to hear some music, please. May I have a Tanquerey and tonic? No lime.

What a wonderful place and it's good to see so many friends in one place. I'm going to put this shrimp up on the bar for everyone and then I'll take my drink and go sit in this corner and listen. Maybe later I'll dance.

Somebody play somethin happy please.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:22 AM

Bar cloths all around! Boy, you guys take the cake! Mornin' to you, Allison!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:34 AM

Hey Leej, it's just occurred to me: if you've really got everything to drink here, can I have a pint of Joule's - mild or bitter, whatever? They shut the brewery donkey's years ago, and I've been dying to know what I missed. Oh, I presume it's still 1/10d a pint?!

hrrmm! hrrrmmm!! I'm a rattlin' boy from Dublin Town, I courted a girl named Biddy Brown ...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:47 AM

I just happened to be passing by, out wandering when I heard the din coming from inside, a few strains of old melodies that sounded so sweet, so I figured I'd just hang out here in the parking lot and kick a few gravels with my foot while I listened....when damned if I didn't think I spotted an old Mercury that Neal Cassady used to drive. You remember what Neal's wife said about his idea of heaven...an old car and a girl.... If memory serves, he was originally from around these parts, if I am where I think I am. I get easily confused these days. This looks like a place that would fit him like a well worn suit. ....anyway I thought I'd just pop in for a moment...maybe I'd see Neal's ghost back there waiting for his father, shooting pool with Kerouac.... bbc, is there anything to eat? You know if Kerouac were in here he'd be eating. Seems like he was always hungry. I can almost see him sitting at that table by the window, crumpled and dirty, gathering himself together after having emerged from that boxcar on the railroad tracks out back. He had a way of describing a sumptuous feast of beans and cornbread washed down with gallons of black coffee as if it were a night of exquisite lovemaking.

Could I just sit at this table by the window for a moment? I can't stay long. Oh hell, while I'm here could you bring me some Beam on the rocks...no, scratch that, I'm in the mood for Austin Nichols Wild Turkey, 101 proof. Kerouac just went back for seconds, and he's talking that stream-of-consciousness stuff like his life depended on it. And if someone could play that "Good Mornin' Blues" they were talking about earlier, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, love...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Sheye
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:52 AM

Hey Alison,

Do you remember, waaay back, when Shula bundled us all up in her warmth and laughter... Alice, you were there too, yes?

Joe and the boys had their noises pressed up against the glass, trying to wish the table full of treats within their grasp.

That was a great party!

I sure miss her.

Sheye


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:57 AM

Sheye, you are going to have me crying into my drink here in a moment...Nevermind. Too late.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Peter T.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 12:38 PM

Sheye, as I recall we made every lady an honorary treehouse member after solidarity broke down and food got smuggled out, and the guys looked so pathetic and cleaned their shoes on the porch mat. Then we all partied for awhile, and seem to have ended up here in the tavern. LEJ, a beer for Shula, damn fine woman wherever she is, and however she is. And one for Sheye (FDW too) while I seem to be buying -- is it still snowing out there, by the by?
yours, Peter T. (hic, haec, hoc)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:11 PM

Ooops! I stepped out to the Ladies & must of lost track of time! Poor Neil, you must be starving by now! Hey, boss, do we have any food back there? Neil, I'll see what I can do; don't go away!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:15 PM

A cast iron skillet'll work just fine at taming dearie Mick down; an Irish woman under full sail as he calls it. Now, Mick, about those Fertility rites; it might be ya need ta coom back with me to the Temple for a bit more instruction in the Art of Finesse. Yes, Art, ya did a good job, but I think he needs a littl' reinforcement! Oh, and where in the Temple Handbook did it say brass bikinis were allowed?? Aiieeee! No wondering Alison was givin' him whatfor! I thought we women were the only ones allowed to wear any Xena-like intimates!

Well, bbc, another for me would be good. Darn computing has got the ole' muscles tight, again. Now, maybe if you all were to speed things up a bit, say to the tempo of Wipeout I might be able to work the kinks out in a dance or two. Used ta be they'd make a circle around just ta watch me shimmy to it. No, no, I'm not asking for that one specifically, just that fast beat, something we can really mooove to, ya know?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:18 PM

LEJ! That was a great fajita!

I'm feelin' a little maudlin tonight, what with the fracas at the 'Cat and people leavin' or thinkin' of leavin'. I think it'll be allright though.

We've got a couple of singers in the crowd. I'll capo up to the second fret and play in C (that makes the key D for the tone deaf out there). This one is a sad sing along. I think most of you will know it. "Have you seen the old man in the closed down market, Kicking up the paper with his worn out shoes?....

Big RiB (if you look closely you might see a tear in my eye)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Bert
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:23 PM

I hope you guys and gals all realise that there is a $200 a day limit on my credit card. After that it's homebrew time. Cletus has a keg of it in the back of his truck.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:27 PM

Oh Roger, Don't be sad. You can watch Kat and I dance. I do a mighty good wipeout myself, Kat.

... but first, another Tanquerey if you would , LEJ.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Allan C.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:44 PM

Dunno, Bert. The last time I drank something that was from the back of someone's truck, I wandered back into the tavern's kitchen, bounced off of the refrigerator, careened (rather noisily) off of the rack of pots and pans and fell headlong into the dust bin. So if it's all the same to you, I think I'll just stick to the bottled 'n bond stuff.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 01:54 PM

....bbc, you're doing a fine job, I wasn't all that hungry anyway, more thirsty .... Kerouac eats enough for the both of us, and with him rambling on a mile a minute about freight trains and bee-bop and everything else under the sun I can't eat and listen to him at the same time.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:14 PM

Neil, I'll be happy to talk...ah, listen to Jack for a while. He has seen so much. He brings me back to the 60's. You go eat. Fascinating man...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: LEJ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:18 PM

Damn, don't you people ever go home?! Hey I'M JOKING. These shrimp are amazingly tasty, especially the horseradish/Pickapeppa/Louisiana Hot dipping sauce. Guess I'd better shift to a lager for cooling purposes. In fact, this St Pauli will do VERY nicely.

Steve Parkes, this is your lucky day cause I found one pint can of Joule's in the cellar. Put that Brit money away- it's no good here.Right, it's on Bert. Whew! This place is hoppin. bbc can you take this extra large pizza with anchovies over to Mick, but tell him we're fresh out of raw oysters? Thanks. Ready for another Metaxas, RZ? Who the heck's driving you home anyway?

Neil, funny you should mention Cassady and Kerouac. You know this place wasn't always the Mudcat. Used to be called the Minor Key in the late 50's and early 60's, and those boys would sit in a booth and listen to the be-bop jazz we used to have here, and eat about 3 pounds of onion rings and endless beer with whiskey backers. Sometimes, some nights, some of our patrons still see them, and the old dark green Merc that Neal drove. Cassady carved his initials on the wood pillar over in the corner there. Here, buddy, here's another Turkey rocks.

Peter T, you just want a beer? You know we've got everything here. Try some of this stuff from Iceland that Skarpi left last time he was here.

Hey, Sheye. I got a free one for you- anything you want. Shula left it on the Free Drink Board for you. She said for the old times.

Annap,this is the last of the Tanqueray. You want Boodle's after this? Oh,OK, I'll send Cletus after some more Tanquray.

Den, it's gonna take another 40 minutes on all those Guinnesses. Gotta pull em right y'know.

Animaterra, you got a Smith's Oatmeal coming. You want ice cold or cool?

That got everybody? Oh, almost forgot- Please, EVERYONE. Can I have your attention. Just one toast for a good friend, The Shambles, and for all the others that can't be here. God bless you, and may you be in Heaven five minutes before the Devil knows you're dead. Slainte.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: LEJ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:22 PM

Oh, yes, Bert. Good news. Got Visa to up your limit again!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:26 PM

A toast to Shambles. You'll be sorely missed.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Peter T.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:27 PM

Salut!! Chateau Cat Water, eh?!!!Bedder dan de Yukon 'ere.
Black Jack Shellac


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:40 PM

Hear, hear......and a great story, bartender. Thanks for the drinks.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:47 PM

durn! just posted to the 'drinking& sober' thread about the sad state of good beer availability, and I see this! The Tavern is open!...well, I'll just sit near Animiterra and compare Sam Smiths for a bit!...got my autoharp here..(and one of them clamp-on tuners so I can tune in spite of the din)...maybe start off with "Little Darlin' Pal o' Mine"...in G)......Later in the evening, I'll have to decide between Metaxa Grand Fin, Tullamore Dew..(from the crock!), and Cragganmore single malt for a nightcap.

When it gets LATE, I may be inclined to close my eyes, put away the 'harp and sing "The Twa Corbies", "Love is Teasin" or "Lucy Wan".....

wow...I feel better already...

(I assume we better make 100 post limits on the pub thread, huh?...the start over..or even daily like the 'thought for the day')


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 02:51 PM

Hi, boss, I wondered where you went! In the back, taste-testing Art's recipes, you say? Which one won? Well, back to work. Neil, looks like we have a full food service, as well as bar. What'll you have? I can vouch for the smoked almonds. Other than that, you take your chances. Shhh...did Lonesome hear that?

One large pizza for you, Mick. From what I hear, you don't need those oysters! Everybody ok? Anyone for refills? Just give a whistle!

bbc


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: LEJ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 03:08 PM

Just a snippet from good old Van Morrison. Seed, slide that Sierra over and let me climb on this bar. OK, accapella..a-Hemm...

" We will walk down the Avenue in Style
And we'll walk down the Avenue, and we'll smile
And we'll say ' Ain't it all worthwhile?'
When the healing has begun
"

And now, just a minute to tell you about some of our microbrews. We have Offer's India Pale Ale, a crisp and refreshing brew that gets right to the point. We have the SeanM Light Lager, refreshing with a guaranteed grin in every pint. We have the BillDee Belgian Ale, for those who like a little spice in their beer. Or try Alice's Montana Real Pilsner, goes good with the Buffalo Wings. For the connoisseurs of traditional English Bitters, we have the Bert's Best, a mellow and friendly potion. Or Barbara's Blessed Dark Stout, to put a positive spin on your day.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Sheye
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 03:10 PM

Negra Modelo, please, and the obligitory palm tree off the deck. Any fajitas left?

It's finally stopped snowing, Peter, and the forecast is summer for the next week. TWO snowstorms in July. Bloody ridiculous, I say. (mother nature tends to ingore my ranting.)

Sheye


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Den
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 03:26 PM

Well guys itsh been great but i better be goin' hic. The wife will be suspicious. I'll have to say I fell down a few times in the park. I'm beginning to hear voices telling me how good I look ... could be the complimentary nuts (sorry). Anyway if anyone finds the dog could you bring him home, you'll find instructions on his tags and if anyone finds me....ehh Mick is this your sock...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 03:35 PM

Den...a little ditty to comfort you on your way..

HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE YARD


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 04:05 PM

Whoa, glad you sent Cletus for that bottle, 'cause I'm with annap on the T&Ts.

Do any of you gentlemen know how to waltz???

MA


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 04:30 PM

Bill,

That song was great!! Congratulate Rita for me. I'm making copies and sending them to my friends and my ex son-in-law. He was real good at swimming though the bushes. I always admired that in him, unlike my poor daughter.

LEJ, may I have another Tanqueray + tonic please. Get one for MAG too. Bert's treat. ;-)

A slow song would be nice. How about a dance Allan? I'd like to see how good a slow dancer you are.

Oh and give Max a biiig drink from me. Salut Max.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: j0_77
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 04:36 PM

whoooaaa Cindy - even a waggoner laike me - hi each and all, MR Lonesome gimme a Dr Pepper that music is mighty good...request, please someone sing me Bottle of Wine (Tom Paxton)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: LEJ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 04:37 PM

Ok, another TnT for annap and MAG. And, if bbc can watch the bar for a minute, I'd be happy to waltz, MAG. Any body know Richard Thompson's " Two Steps for Dreamers and Losers in Love"?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 04:42 PM

LEJ, I don't know that one, but it it's a waltz, and you can lead, I can follow. -- MA


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 04:49 PM

Lonesome, what do you want me to watch it *do*? Hey, everybody, drinks are free until the end of this dance, if I can just figure out how to mix 'em! :)


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:06 PM

Well, I've had a wonderful time ( I wonder who's gonna help ME make it though the yard), but I have a two hour trip home and I gotta go. Thank goodness I took a bus.

Maybe I'll be back later. Save me some T+T.

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:09 PM

Hey, Lonesome! Good to see you again. I guess you work here for the company, huh?

Gimme a pint of that Flower's stuff. I've only seen that once outside of England... place in Toronto had 40 beers on tap or something.

Anything new on the juke box? Oh yeah! Blind Beggar's Daughter of Bethnal Green? By The Who. Oh, no. What did you say, not by The Who but by who? Oh, him. Yeah, good... one of his best.

Wow, this is Flower's? What is it... brown ale, porter? You say the label came off the barrel. Good anyway. I wonder where this comes from. Ask one of them Limeys that comes in here, would you.

Talking about Limeys, I hear them Beatles are getting back together again. No, I didn't hear who they're gonna get to play the harmonica, maybe that Julian kid. He don't play the harmonica? Ok, scratch Love Me Do and put in Harry Chrishna Everybody instead.

Ok, Lonesome, I'm outta here. One's my limit.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Max
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:44 PM

I'll have Tequilla. No not just a shot, the whole bottle. I had a tough day. Hey, LEJ, what do you do when folks get roudy in this here tavern?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:50 PM

Well, I've had too many amarettos...that bartender story is makin' me cry! I loves you guys....yer all so wunderful. C'mon doggie, auntie kat will take you home, at least you can walk a straight line! Night all and gawds and gawddesses bless! A little sleep, perchance to dream, and I might be back!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:51 PM

j0_77,

BOTTLE OF WINE it is. I think I can remember the verses. They may not be in order, but I think they will all be there. I can tell some of us aren't gonna notice one way or the other.

Sorry, LEJ, I don't know any Richard Thompson. I wish I did. And I wouldn't mind having some of his guitar skills to go with them.

Big Rib


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:53 PM

Hi, Max, it's been a tough one for lots of us. Need some company for a few minutes? I think I'm due for a break.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:54 PM

C'mon everybody! Let's hear you on the choruses! "Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine...."

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:54 PM

(Coming in late and clueless) So what's going on? Did I miss anything? Hey Lonesome, ya got any Talisker back there? And I'm starving - Whatcha got in the kitchen? Ooh - lookee there on the bar - a whole jar of pickled eggs!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Duane D.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:55 PM

Howdy, ev'rybody. Think I'll just sit over here with my ole buddy Spaw. Can you make me a bloody Charlie? Remember, there's TWO olives....better make it a virgin. bbc gets upset when I drink. She knows my system can't take it. One beer and I'm under the table, pullin' on my face.....Hey Joe, don't worry about it. Make me designate every night. Oh it's so nice to see all these old Guild 12's here. I got mine with me and it'll feel right at home. Usually keep it in open G, but I'll put it anywhere to play along. May I join in? Hello Max. I'm glad to finally meet you, no,no, the pleasure's entirely on this end... Anyone seen Jeri? She said she'd like to play some tunes. Hey, when you all get tired of playing, let me know. My 'scope's out in the car. I'll show ya the night sky... I could sure go for some steamers. Do you serve them here?????????


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:02 PM

I can spell you at the bar bbc; used to tend bar a bit back in college at the local redneck joint where I went to school. Interesting experience ...

I'll start some slow cooked bbq pork ribs out in the back here, where we've got an oil drum cooker.

MA


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Duane D.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:05 PM

Sorry, Jeri, I was so busy talking, I didn't see you come in.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Llanfair
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:10 PM

'Scuse me, could I have a half of Murphys, please, and a bag of cheese and onion crisps? ta, Bron.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: jon a
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:18 PM

What a great place,

hope the regulars don't mind a new boy sitting in the corner soaking up the atmosphere.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Banjer
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:19 PM

Whaddayamean I gotta retune? It wash tuned when I firsht got it....Wheresh it? Who took my banjo? Hey whash that ahangin' from the raftersh? Hello Wall, I didn't shee you shtandin' there....zzzzzzzz sssnooreph zzzzzzzzz


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Fadac
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:21 PM

Fresh fish!, Well it does have a bit of paint on it. I'll have a shot of Famous Grouse, neat.

I think this place needs some squeezin, How about "Minglay Boat Song?" I got it here someplace in the concertina...

-Fadac


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:22 PM

Damn, Den went home? I was gonna tell him the story about the fish that saved my great, great, great, great, great grandfather's life in Analong Harbor--well, maybe next week. Guess I'll go home and sit in the orgone collector and burn off this hangover.

Oh, that phone's for me? Yeah, who's this? Shambles--hell no, I won't help you load that truck. I'm comin' over to help you get all the stuff back into the house. --seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Helen
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:28 PM

Hey you guys,

Can't you let us Aussies get some sleep over here - partying all night and yahooing and carrying on. Well, I'm up and awake now so I'm joining in. I haven't had a chance to go round and say hi to everyone yet or to see everything that's happening but I think Havard knows a song that Mick maybe oughta take notice of - if we can get Havard to drop by. I can see Mick holding Alison in a bear hug preventing her from playing that whistle of hers, and I just heard her old man was on the way to sort things out with Mick. Never mind Mick, just sing this Dubliners song: I loved the ground she walked upon and your Celtic heart will be soothed, although your problem won't be solved.

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=12373&messages=11

Make mine a gin & bitter lemon, I feel like celebrating the opening of this fine tavern

Helen


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: skarpi
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:35 PM

hello all, a very good woman told me about this tread, I am still feeling bad about this all . I getting news about a old volcano,? so well it is about to have a eruption and it is not far from my home, dammmm, I hope it will sleep for another ??? years. this is a big claciervolcano and very old one to,and if it blows it gona be big, brrrrrrr. Well at the moment everthing is easy, and like I wrote I hope it stay that way. All the best to all of you skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:44 PM

What a nice group here...thanks for the club and lime Duane..I see Banj is up to his...no, make that down...Seems like the boy's gone horizontal on us. I goota' head out...I'm still on the meds from the shrink after that hideous nightmare about me and RiB and Mick and Rick at Moonchild's party..uh, there's no marshmallow creme hear is there????

Damn, but it was one helluva' day......Like I figured I had to go bail out Paw, Cletus, Buford, and the Reg triplets. The Reg boys have to stay in slam til the Canadian rep brings copies of their work permits to the sheriff.

It was like I figured but worse. They had to break down the gate to get "closer to the bubbling and burbling" at the Sewage Treatment Plant and sure enough they were still asleep there in the morning! They got charged with B&E, Trespass, and 2 counts each for destruction of property...one for the gate and another for killing the grass where they slept!!! Honest to gawd, they KILLED THE GRASS AT A SEWER PLANT!!!!!.........'Course it gets worse........I GOT CHARGED, yep......since I dropped them off, they charged me with 6 counts of "Contributing to the Stupidity of an Idiot."

I gotta' get on to the house. Promised Karen I'd stay home and keep "the Boys" from stopping by. I dunno' where they're off to now, but Lord knows they're OFF.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Mo
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:47 PM

BBC/MAG - haven't a clue how to bar-keep but I'm willing to learn if you want a spell too - hey Banjer - "Is this pint dead?", that kind of thing?

Jon A - don't you worry about being a new boy, go sit next to Max, he's had a hard day today but he'll make you welcome, yuo can count on it.

Shambs - your pint's on the counter, come and get it before it gets cold, and give us as song while your at it...

To hang with this - bar's open guys, help yourselves, it's on my tab for a bit - I'm just going to sit right here on the floor and demand sailing songs from all comers. "Westering home with a song in the air, laughter o'love and it's goodbye to car....

Mo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Mo
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:53 PM

That's "Care" of course - though given how much I've put away here, it's good-bye to Car too... hic....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 06:53 PM

Oi, Steve, who's this Biddy bird? Come in here looking for a cuddle & you're with another woman...
Pint of IPA please, with a handle...PLEASE - this French Pelforth stuff is OK but I need some British beer.. o soddit gimme a Scotch... which end of this thing do you blow in anyway?
Jo


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 07:10 PM

Heya! Got any Salty Dawgs? Easy on the "salt"? Join in everyone:

Heel yo ho, boys; let her go, boys; Bring her head round, into the weather, Hill you ho, boys,let her go, boys Sailing homeward to Mingulay........


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 07:38 PM

Hi, Jon! Come on in, there's plenty of room for friendly folks. Just sit back till you feel like joining in. Mo, thanks for the offer, but I think we better get Lonesome back behind the bar if we're goin' meet the bills. Hey, Lonesome, you gonna' dance *all* night?! Hmmmm...I used to do a pretty mean waltz myself, but cha-cha's more my style! Enjoy yourselves, friends, but aim for the beanbags, if you hoist a few too many!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 07:48 PM

I must say, o' Sam Smith just tastes sweeter as the music plays and the time goes by... what time did you say it was??? Oh, well, another day shot to hell, but it couldn't be in better company. How 'bout one of you blues pickers helping me out here, with "Candy man.... salty dog..."
Allison


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Paul G.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:05 PM

Long day at work...tired....strolling around, turned a corner...warm sounds, warm feelings, COLD BREW!!!? LEJ, kindly pour me a Black and Tan...Hello Skarpi, I've wanted to meet you for a long time...Here's my Taylor 510C, with which I'd like to try out a verse of a new song I've recently written...Catspaw will probably identify with some of this, here goes...

I sat beside the Mohican River
Beneath the shade of the covered bridge,
There watched the deepening flames of autumn,
Burned there on that towering ridge.

I heard the cooling water running,
Among the rocks upon its flow,
There reveled in the silent secrets,
That only hills and rivers know.

I stood beside the trees of autumn
I stood there in the sun and rain
Then looked out on the hills of Ohio,
And never looked at life the same...

Okay, enough for now, maybe another verse later if you all want one...time for a drink EJ..WHERE'S THAT BREW???


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: DougR
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:20 PM

bbc:

It's cocktail time out here on the desert, and a Black and Tan would really hit the spot! Por favor?

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:33 PM

Comin' right up, Doug. It's great to see you! Bring the missus next time?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:35 PM

Hello my darlings,

I'm back. bbc, may I have a t+t please. How beautiful you all look. Max, are you ok, Babe. You did good today.

I'm a little tired. I've had a tough week. A good and wonderful week, but tiring. I need you all and some fine music. Bill Sables, can I hear some squeeze, please. Something gentle that soothes this soul.

I think we're well again. I feel good here. Anybody want to dance real slow?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:46 PM

Boy, I've been out of town too long! I don't know most of you, but I'm a friendly guy. I was going to ask for a single malt but I'm pretty happy with anything that says "Scotch" on the bottle. On ice, no water. Now, which of you fair damsels will join me in a verse of "Nancy Whiskey"? And for those of you who are single malt fans, I know, I know, a little spring water, no ice...but I like it that way.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 08:56 PM

What care we what the song is
What care we what key we're playing
We'll be singing for as long as
There is love at the 'Cat Cafe

Heel yo ho boys, let it go boys
Give a thought to what I'm saying
Heel yo ho boys, let it go boys
There is love at the 'Cat Cafe

...and I don't mean maybe -

Whaddya mean wrong lyrics? Whaddya mean don't give up my day job? (hic) I don't have a day job! Yo, Duane! You know Morrison's Jig?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:00 PM

Is that Jim Morrison? Sorry! Just being funny.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: alison
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:06 PM

don't you worry about my hubby Mick, he's home looking after the kids.......... fancy a dance?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: annamill
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:11 PM

Good night my friends. My honey , Glenn calls and I would like to be there. See you tomorrow, Don't let them damn bedbugs bite.

Love, annap


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:21 PM

Had to go work for awhile, but here's your late barkeep: Murphy's w/ a bag of crisps for Bron, Grouse, neat, for Fadac, gin & bitter lemon for Helen (have to try that),Scotch for Jo Taylor & one on the rocks for Angus -- I hope Glenlivet is OK?? all we got ... Kat, is Salty Dog a drink or did you mean the song?? B&T for Paul G and Doug R.,

OK Angus, now I'm ready:

Nancy Nancy Nancy Whiskey ...

MA


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Big Mick
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:43 PM

It would be my pleasure, FAIR ONE. Could one of youse blues players get up and do one that's slow and sexy???? Tanks. Come to me, there ya go.............God but it has been a long day and this is like heaven.........What Kat???........Sure you can borrow the bra, but do you mind if I finish the dance?????......Tanks.......Now where were we?? Ah yes............


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:54 PM

Well, MAG, I was actually talking about the drink, but also handing one of the guys a line, which none of them picked up on.**BG** The song I knew had some words, "Honey let me be your salty dog". The drink, if I remember right, was vodka and grapefruit juice, with a rim of salt around the top of the glass. Vile stuff, ugh...mainly talking 'bout the song.

Jeri, a better version I've never heard!

And, PaulG., those are beautiful words! Let's hear another verse, eh?

Angus, darlin', whats yer favourite kinda dancing? I think you've got plenty o'willing partners.

How about a little of Steve Tilston's "Slip Jigs and Reels"?

Chorus:

And he did like the ladies, the rise and the fall
of their ankles and dresses out on the dance floor
And rollin' the dice and spinnin' the wheel
But he took most delight in the slip jigs and reels.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Duane D.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 09:54 PM

Jeri, I don't know Morrison's Jig by heart, but I know I've heard it before and if you wait a moment I'll fetch my 6-string and follow along. bbc, may I have another virgin bloody charlie and some more steamers????????


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:01 PM

Mick, darlin', at the risk of makin' ya blush ten ta'mes redder than the hair on yer haid..I think she was talking about yer knickers being brass! 'Course I might've been a wee bit in m'cups, as they say....dunno, at any rate don't fergit ta coom back ta the temple at dawn, eh, mon?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:03 PM

I'm a pretty fair guitar player, not a bad singer, but I'm a terrible dancer, katlaughing. But if I've had enough to drink AND you insist, I'll just stumble along to any old waltz.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:03 PM

whoa! Someone told me about this place, but didn't know it was so popular! I'll just have a quinine water with lime.

How about a chorus or two of "Old Maui"?

MMario


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:19 PM

Now, Duane, honey, you *know* what those steamers do to you! I don't want you going back to that other thread again! Drink your virgin charlie (?), finish your song, & say good night to your friends; you've got work in the morning!

MMario, good to see you! Quinine water w/ lime, comin' right up!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MAG (inactive)
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:23 PM

and I'll get meself another quinine, lime and tanqueray and lustily join in:

rollin down to old Maui, me boys, rollin down to old Maui, ...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From:
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 10:45 PM

Hey barkeep. Would you give me a glass of Waterford Cream on ice.

What do you mean I'm lookin kind of fuzzy? I can't be fading. Don't you remember me from last night? I was sitting over there in the corner.

What's that? My personal file has been dropped? Naw, couldn't happen. Let me go reset it and I'll be right back. While I'm gone, drinks for everybody.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Craig
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:10 PM

It's okay now. I just had to reset my cookie.

Barkeep, could you give my drink now por favor? Thanks. Sure is smooth. Could anyone slide over and let a person drop his butt? Ahhhh. It's good to get a load off of my feet.

Lets get some group songs going here. I feel like letting loose with the vocal cords. Can't play any instruments so I just got to yodel.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Duane D.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:16 PM

bbc, yes dear......


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:27 PM

Good God! Is this what happens when I get VERY busy for a week? A party? A tavern? With music? Talk about feeling left out! When's last call? Wait lemme get the mandolin out. Anyone know Dill Pickle Rag? Hell I don't even know if Roger will play with me anymore. The last time, I didn't even tell him what song we were doin' til it was already started. It ain't Scotland, but I'm goin' to have a beer or two anyway.
Mick, Rog, Catspaw, can I check the serial numbers on those Guilds?
Rick


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bbc
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:36 PM

Well, Rick, my shift's about over, but I'll stay to serve you a brew or two. Glad you dropped by. After a song or two here, why don't you join Alice at the Mudcat campfire. Now, Duane, don't make the folks think you're henpecked!

bbc


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:39 PM

Hey, Lonesome, it's me again. Boy, you got a line of people trying to get in here. I had to wait for 25 minutes. Who's that big Mick you got for a bouncer? His name is Big Mick! Oh! He was humming the Internationale all the time I was waiting on line.

I'm gonna have a Yuengling Porter... oldest extant brewery in America. Hey, Lonesome, what's that mean - extant. Hey, get outa here!

Hey, Lonesome, what's that screaming I hear? Are they still whopping little Buford? Excuse me...

Hey, Skarpi, I just found this brown trout on the floor under your seat. I think it may have fell out of your back pocket. What's that? Hekla's about to blow her top. My old lady too! She's going to her folks house for the weekend. What's that? No, nothing I said... something I ate. It think it was the chili I had for breakfast. Hey, who asked for raw onions anyway?

Say, Lonesome, what does the EJ stand for. Frank McGrath says it stands for EJit. What's that? You don't think that's funny. I don't either, Lonesome, I only said it 'cause I was trying to get Frank into trouble. Your big brother used to call you EJit when you were little. What's his name, Liam? His name is Liam! Figures.

So who was it got 86'd today. Somebody says it was Sandy Paton. I haven't seen him around for awhile. I talked to Caroline today but I didn't say nothing. Yeah, musta been Sandy. Hey, Lonesome, I gotta go home and make a jury text of Child 83. The guys at work want me to sing it at the afternoon coffee break song swap tomorrow. Take care, buddy.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Duane D.
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:40 PM

Rick, mine is s/n 92113. bbc, about being henpecked, I don't know, honey, am I??????


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Margo
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:41 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, ok. I'll have a glass of Chateau Neuf du Pape. anyone know that old French drinking song?
Chevalier de la table ronde, gout on voir s'il le vin est bon!(x2)etc....

Gee Skarpi, I hope you guys don't get blown away! When Mount St. Helens blew here in southern Washington state it was very messy (ash everywhere)and if course the fatalities are tragic.

I'm so glad to be here after a long week!

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:51 PM

Hey, bbc, nice job. I got the late shift if you need sack time. But listen- I don't want anybody else slipping out into the alley with Art! I don't know what y'all are doing back there but- Hey! Fuzzy guy... I knew you'd be back, and I'm happy to honor your request for a round on your bankroll. Here's your Waterford Cream. If you leave, don't forget your guitar. If you stay, why don't you play us a song that means something to you.

Hey Max, let's throw a little Blues combo together. Seed and I could play harp, maybe you, RiB and Fielding on guitar. Who can do some vocal?

Angus, I got some Glenfiddich Single Malt if you want. Rocks? Somebody keep an eye on Katlaughing, she's had about 9 amaretto sours and keeps talking about taking some imaginary "dog" for a walk- did she go out in the alley with Art or what?

Don't let Banjer borrow that ladder! You know what happened last time!

Now... I've kept this stuff under lock and key, but tonight's the night. This stuff is called Down's #9. It's blended at Down's Pub in Waterford, and you'll not taste a better Irish Whiskey. They say it has magic in it. They say that those who drink a toast in it will be blessed in friendship, and that it has the power to heal. Everybody belly up and take a shot glass. Let us raise them to Max, our host, who built this fine establishment. Let us raise them to the Spirit of Music, that she will abide with us. And let us raise them to each other, that through friendship and mutual care and respect, all obstacles shall be overcome. Slainte! Let's have some music!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 11:52 PM

durn, some of these folk have good taste! Jeri drinks Talisker! thats powerful stuff...and Glenlivit is good too...(I have an unopened bottle of Famous Grouse I am saving)..right now, I'll just have a small shot of Aberlour..(poor man's MacAllen).....and if anyone can stand it, I'll sing Bruce Phillip's "Enola Gay" why?..just need to get it out of my system now & then....

Ok, I'll sing it quietly..over here in the back booth...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: j0_77
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 01:34 AM

ooooopzz .. gotter mind dat durned wall ...errrr hmmm oh mai darlin oh mai darlin clemintime ...(glug)
Laite shww e wuz laike a fairy
an her shoouus were numbr mine
herrin boxis without topsis
tennis shoous fer clemintime
hicc ...ok okayyy I'm dronk gain ..i'll shurrup an listen so a sobr person ...hic


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 03:02 AM

Hey, who's jO_77's designated driver? The guy's beginning to look like he's gonna hurl, and if somebody starts it off, we're likely to have a mass barf here and the smell will keep everyone out of here for a month. C'mon somebody, do something. Leej has got a lotta bread sunk inta this place--aww, sheeeiit, jO, them was my best jeans... --seed


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: darkriver
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 03:11 AM

Uh, bartender? Two gin gimlets, please? One for me, and one to leave on the table for Someone No Longer Here. The Long Goodbye.

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 04:06 AM

Dai (enter with alarum) - Fadac, fellow, well met.

Fadac Prithee, sirrah, and well met. How goes Denmark?

Dai Well enough, but for a dearth of polkas. Cease thy ivory-squeezing anon - Take my Hopback Summer Lightning, and sip therefrom; You will find it a potent brew, and well-hopped, fruity and earthy too.

Fadac (with screwed-up mien) Verily, 'tis like the water of a northbound warthog.

Dai Shall I get you one in then?

Exeunt to bar, where much change-fumbling ensues. Singing of 'The Beverly Maid and the Tinker' begins, which clashes horribly with all the polkas, Steve Tilston and blugrass which has suddenly struck up.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: bassen
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 04:19 AM

Well hello! I found this flyer out on the sidewalk for "Fadac's Fabulous Night of International Polka". This is the place right? But I've gotta tellya, for a real norwegian country dance flavor, you're gonna have to serve "karsk":(tastes about as good as it sounds) put a coin in a cup, fill with coffee till you can't see the coin, add 180 proof norsk moonshine till you can see the coin again, skål!. You've gotta find a source for the real stuff from Norway though, that way the coin's gone by the time you drink up...Who me? No, I'll help ruffle the feathers on that big bird someone mentioned, an unopened bottle of 'Grouse? that's a crime against humanity, or this human at least. And awayayay we go - uh-one-uh, uh-two-uh

bassen


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 05:20 AM

Morning, each! It's nice to be back indoors, hope I don't semell of woodsmoke too much: look at the state of this jacket! I wish you'd put a mattress on that juke box, I think I slipped a disk last night. Yes, I'll have a Metaxa, is this still on Bert's tab? then make it a seven star. Are those guys getting a blues combo ready? Good, I'll just rinse out my kazoo (don't ask!). Another? Thanks.
Are you guys tuned up? Look I finally got my kazoo clean. No I won't sit down thanks
You'll need a shinger. I can shing. How about Shan Fran, er Fran San, Ban Shranfricso Fray Bluesh, oh, hell, Letsh do "Trouble in mind" in shtead. You want to do what with my kazoo? Sideways this time?
Tara each, jusht remembered an appointment with my therapist at the Neil Young Home.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Angus McSweeney
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:04 AM

Bacon and Eggs with a V-8. Oh yeah, any aspirin back there?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Dani
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:21 AM

Oh, Lonesome?

I'll take that #9 in a glass, for sippin'. Yum.

And Trouble in Mind sounds just about right. Let's lift another glass to Max, and I'd be happy to sing with you...

".... but I won't be blue always

the sun's gonna shine in my back door some day......"


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Den
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:29 AM

Ohhh me head. I feel like I have two heads this morning. Hey lonsome do you have enough aspirin for two heads. Maybe I should have the hair of the dog. Speaking of dogs where did Kat get to with mine? I'm sorry I missed seed he had a whale of a tale to tell about Annalong harbour, which incidently has the most dangerous bar in the world. The pub is right on the quay and the front door is about 12 feet from the edge. So if you take a wide turn coming out the door you'll find yourself threading water. Anyway your open early today and everyone is in fine voice for this unGodly hour...they're still here from last night. I'll be over here in the corner...where's me spoons...


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:34 AM

Hey guys, just popped my head round the door (the attendants are waiting in the clinic bus with the engine running), to say Steve Parkes complained on another thread that no-one was insulting him. Wait till he comes in wearing what he's wearing in the Mudcat picture gallery and give him this voucher for the Eddie Grundy boutique for the sartorially challenged.
OK, I'm going, you don't have to throw beer mats.
[You don't know how lucky you all are I don't have a digital camera or scanner!]


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: skarpi Iceland
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:35 AM

Am I to late for my Guinnes ???. All the best skarpi.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Roger the zimmer
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:44 AM

The clinic let me out to tell this tale which Den's post reminds me:
Some years ago I went with wife & in-laws to a rugby match in Paris. We ,England, lost but we consoled ourselves with a good meal in a tiny backstreet restaurant. When we rose (with difficulty) to leave, the table groaning with empty bottles, I volunteered to get the coats. I opened the cupboard door where I had seen them hung and stepepd to space in...it was the top of the steep steps down to the cellar!
[and very close to Montmatre Cemetary!]

Fortunately a Frenchman, hoarse from shouting at the match, with whom we had been having a bilingual (+sign language) discussion during the meal, realised what was about to happen, grabbed my arm and dragged me back from the brink. A great shout went up from the regulars and my family were puzzled as I joined them on the pavement outside, still shaking!
My whole life had flashed before me- and very boring it was too, I resolved to get out more!
Well if the horses at Ascot do their stuff tomorrow, the next round will be on me.
tara a bit.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Neil Lowe
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:50 AM

I got entranced by all the hubub I forgot I was hungry. I'll stick to the liquid nourishment for now, thanks bbc. If I can't stand it any more I'll just get some of the pickled eggs off the bar.....

Big crowd in here now, can't stir them with a stick...nice place you got here by the way, and popular too, from the looks of things....more music and laughter in one place than I've seen in a long time....

Animaterra, the only version of "Candyman" I'm familiar with in my limited experience is the one I've heard the Dead do:
"I come in from Memphis where I learned to talk the jive;
If I get back to Memphis, there'll be one less man alive." Funny you should mention that, I just happened to be playing along with that song the other day. I think I'm ready for another Turkey rocks, thank you. And jeez, the liquor that flows in this place! I love it! LEJ, you might consider hiring some help.

I'll sip my bourbon and keep my ears open....


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Big Mick
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:56 AM

.........So's anyway the Aussie sez, "If it's anything like a kangaroo, we will need the room".......... (room explodes with laughter) Alright folks, nuff of the jokes, back to the music........Hey Fielding, get away from that Guild, I have had it for 30 years. (someone comes in through the door) ......What the hell was that, when he opened the door? What, Kat? Light? Like from the sun? Time for the fertility rites? What the hell do you think I have been trying to practice all night? First I have to fight off Joe O., then that damn Alan and his big stick with beer bottle caps all over it. I thought he was trying to scale me. That damn thing looked like a 5' fish scaler when I was a kid. Then some crazy fella with a Belfast accent hollerin something about his Missus and calling me a lump. Sweet Jazus, FAIR ONE, but you have a legion of admirers. I guess I don't blame them, but I am going to have to get in much better shape. Hey Animaterra, WyoWoman, Helen, Jo.......come on over here.............Big Mick hug time........Ah hell, Rick, 'Spaw, RiB, come on over, let's share some good feelings...........Shambles show up yet? No? Don't worry he will, and we will do this again. Come on bbc......LEEJ, PUT DOWN THE DAMN TOWEL AND GIT OVER HERE..........Anyone seen Barry lately? How about Sandy and Caroline.........COME ON, PHOLKS, I HAVE TO GO TO WORK............What, don't worry Fair One, I will say goodbye to you personally in a minute........


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Peter T.
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:10 AM

Well, since all I've been doing here is drinking beer, everyone hold on, and if Joe is working his customary magic, this whole tavern is going to move to Round 2, so that people who have slower machines can party too. Everyone holding on to their tables? Mick holding on to the Fair....LEJ? Joe, can you transport everyone in the blue clickly thing NOW!
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Bill in Alabama
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:42 AM

I usually bring my own refreshments (Those of us who were brought up in the mountains usually prefer home-made). And being rather withdrawn, I'll lurk around on the periphery--but I'm really having a hell of a time. I've got the 5-string in the truck, and I might even join in after a period of quiet adjustment. This is right nice, ain't it?


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:47 AM

(lets see if this works)

New Location of Tavern


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:49 AM

oops!

New Location of Tavern


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:56 AM

I ain't Joe, but I 'spose I'll do To Mudcat Tavern -- Round 2


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:58 AM

Whoops - Sorry MMario!

Took me too long to read the new stuff on the thread - I should have refreshed.


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Aug 07 - 11:09 AM

I think this was the very first tavern thread. Someone correct me if I am wrong, please?

Fun to read it all over, again. LeeJdarlin'...just look at what you started!


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Subject: RE: Mudcat Tavern
From: MMario
Date: 03 Aug 07 - 11:49 AM

wow - I can *barely* remember when the limit on Bert's card was that low.


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