Win Nick’s Voucher

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 From left: Nick Kelly, John Ryan and Bodger coped with lockdown through uplifting balladry. Olga on bodhran (out of picture).

How’s your voice?

With pubs now back in business*(*well, sort of), what better way to mark the occasion than ask: What’s your favourite drinking song?

Here’s mine.

Simply answer below for the chance to be in with a shout of winning a merry €25 Golden Discs voucher.

The winner will be chosen by my personal barman.

Please include video links if possible.

Lines MUST close at 10am (Saturday).

Nick says: Good luck.

Nick adds: Hic.

Golden Discs

Earlier: Last week’s winner

Pic: Thurles, 1952

100 thoughts on “Win Nick’s Voucher

  1. Janet, dreams of big guns

    https://youtu.be/ZT-lk6LdeFA

    to my shame, it’s always a good idea at the time

    although the lyrics have been slightly changed by my lot over the years ( I blame the corrupting influence of older brothers ) , bit more inventive

    “the hair on her dilly di dung hung down to her knees,
    a black one, a white one and one with a fairy light on ,
    to show you the waaaaaaaayyyyy”

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    1. Tony

      ‘Dicky-die-doh’ was the way we sang it Janet

      ‘Dilly di dung’ sounds more like a gicker than a clacker, and I’m pretty sure the song is about a clacker.

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          1. Janet, dreams of big guns

            ah they gave up on me fairly quickly after a week or so of pressing wee prayers to saints into my hands and I’d polietly explain why I couldn’t pray to false idols ;)

  2. Johnny

    my fav new york dive bar is Milano’s on hoston downtown,it has a kick ass jukebox and ice cold bud,type place you find dirty cops and gangsters at 3 am.
    ..sad say i’ve played this more than once…

    …i’ve never loved a girl like the way that i i love you….oh and my place is just around the corner..

    Aerosmith – Never Loved a Girl (from You Gotta Move)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8EYzcVgdKc

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    1. Charger Salmons

      Might I recommend the Ear Inn on Spring Street when it re-opens if you’re ever down that way
      Not a dive bar but just a good neighbourhood place that does reasonable grub at a decent price.
      Like most of Manhattan the area is much gentrified since the days I used to fall out of a filthy club around the corner just as the UPS guys were clocking on for the day shift.

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      1. Joe F

        Well done Charger, you posted without once mentioning Boris or the Tory party. I knew you had it in you.

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  3. Paulus

    The entries so far make me realise that there’s a big difference between Drinking Songs…and Songs about Drinking.

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  4. PoguesFan

    Waxies Dargley by The Pogues, also the best song featuring a beer tray bashed against the forehead.

    “What will ya have?!
    I’ll have a pint!
    I’ll have a pint with you, Sir!
    And if one of ya’ doesn’t order soon
    We’ll be chucked out of the boozer!”

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    1. Joe F

      Oh I forgot to congratulate you yesterday old boy, I was too busy watching the cricket. How is that match going by the way? Anyway,old boy, fair play to England, the only country in the whole wide world, all 200+ nations to have won all the soccer, rugby and cricket world cups. Watch out though, I think you will be joined soon, Germany have a very promising rugby team, and Brazil mad into cricket. Only a matter of time, Mr Inferior Complex, sorry I mean old boy.

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  5. Papi

    This is in Norwegian, but it’s a tale of a man who wakes up in someone else’s house and they have no beer in the fridge. Then his elation that he realises he has loads of beer at home. Utter punk happiness.
    https://youtu.be/Gn9FN9yfBlU
    Jokke og Valentinene.

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  6. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

    The 4 of Us – She Hits Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KviXzc9YP6g
    This is a poignant song that tells the other side of the story
    “Bad situation, my lover’s a drink, She reels me in when I am on the brink.
    And stuns my senses with her own special style. She steals my body and drugs it for a while”
    Always drink responsibly folks!

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    1. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

      Sorry Scottser, it looks like moderation caused us both to duplicate our equally great taste in music. If I win for either of our joint choices then I’ll go halfsies with you.

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  7. Rosette of Sirius

    Here’s another one I had to post. From back in me heyday.

    The incredible Doctor Millar (he of the Cute Hoors fame) from one of the best Irish albums ever – The Bitter Lie…

    Alcohol Problem

    Now, not the easiest to source the track online but here he is playing it in Whelans a few years back at a gig. Gigs. ‘Member them?

    https://youtu.be/njWIgasS6-Q

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    1. bertie blenkinsop

      Great band, agree they should have made it, Morrissey was championing them for a while
      (although the video says “Sacks”)

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  8. H

    I’m very late getting to this so all of my suggestions have been taken, however, reading through the comments it did occur to me that we have a great soundtrack for a party here :-)

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    1. Janet, dreams of big guns

      love these threads always end up with a few new tracks on my playlist or ones resurrected I’d forgotten

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