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Garnet's Home Made Beer (Ian Robb) MIDI
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(To the tune of Barrett's Privateers)

Oh, the year was 1978,
HOW I WISH I'D NEVER TRIED IT NOW!
When a score of men were turned quite green,
By the scummiest ale you've ever seen.

God damn them all!
I was told this beer was worth its weight in gold,
We'd feel no pain; shed no tears;
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear,
At a glass of Garnet's home made beer.

Oh, Garnet Rogers cried the town,
HOW I WISH I'D NEVER TRIED IT NOW!
For twenty brave men, all masochists,
Who would taste for him his home made brew.

God damn them all!
I was told this beer was worth its weight in gold,
We'd feel no pain; shed no tears;
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear,
At a glass of Garnet's home made beer.

This motley crew were a sickening sight,
HOW I WISH I'D NEVER TRIED IT NOW!
There was "Caveman Dave" with his eyes in bags,
He'd a hard-boiled liver and the staggers and jags.

God damn them all!
I was told this beer was worth its weight in gold,
We'd feel no pain; shed no tears;
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear,
At a glass of Garnet's home made beer.

We hadn't been there but an hour or two,
HOW I WISH I'D NEVER TRIED IT NOW!
When a voice said, "Gimme some home-made brew!"
And "Steeleye Stan" hove into view.

God damn them all!
I was told this beer was worth its weight in gold,
We'd feel no pain; shed no tears;
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear,
At a glass of Garnet's home made beer.

Now Steeleye Stan was a fighting man.
HOW I WISH I'D NEVER TRIED IT NOW!
He was eight foot tall and four foot wide,
Said, "Pass that jug or I'll tan yer hide!"

God damn them all!
I was told this beer was worth its weight in gold,
We'd feel no pain; shed no tears;
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear,
At a glass of Garnet's home made beer.

Stan took one sip and pitched on his side.
HOW I WISH I'D NEVER TRIED IT NOW!
Garnet was smashed with a gut full of dregs,
And his breath set fire to both me legs.

God damn them all!
I was told this beer was worth its weight in gold,
We'd feel no pain; shed no tears;
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear,
At a glass of Garnet's home made beer.

So here I lie with me twenty-third beer.
HOW I WISH I'D NEVER TRIED IT NOW!
It's been ten years since I felt this way,
On the night before me wedding day.

God damn them all!
I was told this beer was worth its weight in gold,
We'd feel no pain; shed no tears;
But it's a foolish man who shows no fear,
At a glass of Garnet's home made beer.

####.... Ian Robb (From Different Angels, 1994, performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved.) ....####
This song is a parody of Stan Rogers' fictional sea shanty Barrett's Privateers.


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