#01708
Beer, Beer, Beer (Lord Bless Charlie Mopps)
#363: YouTube video by JMcKillen
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

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Beer, beer, beer, tiddley beer, beer, beer...

A long time ago,
way back in history,
When all there was to drink
was nothin' but cups of tea,
Along came a man
by the name of Charlie Mopps,
And he invented the wonderful drink,
and he made it out of hops.

Hey!
He must have been an admiral,
a sultan or a king,
And to his praises
we shall always sing;
Look at what he's done for us,
he's filled us up with cheer,
Lord, bless Charlie Mopps,
the man who invented...
Beer, beer, beer,
tiddley beer, beer, beer...

The Purest Bar, the Country's Pub,
the Hole-In-The-Wall as well,
One thing you can be sure of,
it's Charlie's beer they sell;
So all you lads and lasses,
at eleven o'clock you stop,
For five short seconds,
remember Charlie Mopps!

One... two... three... four... five...

Hey!
He must have been an admiral,
a sultan or a king,
And to his praises
we shall always sing;
Look at what he's done for us,
he's filled us up with cheer,
Lord, bless Charlie Mopps,
the man who invented...
Beer, beer, beer,
tiddley beer, beer, beer...

A bushel of malt, a barrel of hops,
stir it around with a stick,
The type of lubrication
to make your engine tick;
Forty pints of wallop a day
will keep away the quacks,
It's only eight pence halpenny a pint,
and one and six in tax.

One... two... three... four... five...

Hey!
He must have been an admiral,
a sultan or a king,
And to his praises
we shall always sing;
Look at what he's done for us,
he's filled us up with cheer,
Lord, bless Charlie Mopps,
the man who invented...
Beer, beer, beer,
tiddley beer, beer, beer...

Hey!
He must have been an admiral,
a sultan or a king,
And to his praises
we shall always sing;
Look at what he's done for us,
he's filled us up with cheer,
Lord, bless Charlie Mopps,
the man who invented...
Beer, beer, beer,
tiddley beer, beer, beer...
the Lord bless Charlie Mopps!

####.... Author unknown. English traditional pub song popularised by the Clancy Brothers ....####
From a variant performed by Mickey Mulligan and The Travelers and published in Mickey Mulligan's Songbook.

A variant was recorded by Irish Coffee of St John's, NL (Banks Of The Roses, trk#10, 1990, recorded at Echo Recording company, St John's, NL).

A variant was recorded by the Clancy Brothers on a compilation by various artists (A Brief History Of .... Celtic, trk#2, 2006).

The variant in the video above was performed by The Pints.

The video below features an excellent 12-string guitar performance by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle of Man.


#1888: YouTube video by threelegsoman
©2008 ~ Used with permission ~

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Intro: [D]
Beer, beer, beer, [A] tiddley [D] beer, beer, beer...

A long time ago, way [A] back in histo- [D] ry,
When all there was to drink was [G] nothin' but cups of [A] tea,
A- [D] long came a man by the [G] name of Charlie [D] Mopps,
And he invented the wonderful drink, and he [A] made it out of [D] hops.

Chorus:
Hey! He must have been an admiral, a [A] sultan or a [D] king,
And to his praises [G] we shall always [A] sing;
[D] Look at what he's done for us, he's [G] filled us up with [D] cheer,
Lord, bless Charlie Mopps, the [A] man who invented... [D]
Beer, beer, beer, [A] tiddley [D] beer, beer, beer...

The Purest Bar, the Country's Pub, the [A] Hole-In-The-Wall as [D] well,
One thing you can be sure of, it's [G] Charlie's beer they [A] sell;
So [D] all you lads and lasses, at [G] eleven o'clock you [D] stop,
For five short seconds, [A] remember Charlie [D] Mopps!

One... two... three... four... five...

Chorus:
Hey! He must have been an admiral, a [A] sultan or a [D] king,
And to his praises [G] we shall always [A] sing;
[D] Look at what he's done for us, he's [G] filled us up with [D] cheer,
Lord, bless Charlie Mopps, the [A] man who invented... [D]
Beer, beer, beer, [A] tiddley [D] beer, beer, beer...

A bushel of malt, a barrel of hops, [A] stir it around with a [D] stick,
The type of lubrication to [G] make your engine [A] tick;
[D] Forty pints of wallop a day will [G] keep away the [D] quacks,
It's only eight pence halpenny a pint, and [A] one and six in [D] tax.

One... two... three... four... five...

Chorus:
Hey! He must have been an admiral, a [A] sultan or a [D] king,
And to his praises [G] we shall always [A] sing;
[D] Look at what he's done for us, he's [G] filled us up with [D] cheer,
Lord, bless Charlie Mopps, the [A] man who invented... [D]
Beer, beer, beer, [A] tiddley [D] beer, beer, beer...

[A] Tiddley [D] beer, beer, beer... the [A] Lord bless Charlie [D] Mopps!

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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