An Ode To Beer by Celtic Mayhem ~ "Do Ri Me Beer Song" & "Charlie Mopps"





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Uploaded on Oct 27, 2009

Celtic Mayhem perform two sudsy songs back to back: the "Do Ri Me Beer Song" (I think credited to The Simpsons TV show, please correct me if I'm wrong), and "Charlie Mopps" (also variously known as "Beer, Beer, Beer" or "The Man Who Invented Beer"). These were sung to a rather, uh... spirited... audience at the 2009 St. Patrick's Day Celebration held at Maguire's Hill 16 Irish Pub in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Could you wish for better pub songs?

With Ty Billings on lead vocals and guitar, Martyn Wylde on bass guitar, and Jack Stamates on fiddle (uh, violin).

I'm not sure of the origin of the "Charlie Mopps" song, but Wikipedia claims it is thought to have originated on Royal Navy ships, and various recorded versions have been bouncing around since at least the 1950s.

Lyrics to the Do Ri Me Beer song are pretty self-evident.

The Lyrics for Charlie Mopps (according to the Clancy Brothers recording) are:

A long time ago, way back in history
When all there was to drink was nothing but cups of tea
Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops
And he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops (Chorus) oh he ought to be an admiral, a sultan, or a king And to his praises we shall always sing Look what he has done for us, he's filled us up with cheer god bless Charlie Mops, The man who invented beer

The Jury's Bar, the Clancy's Pub, the Hole in the Wall as well
One thing you can be sure of, it's Charlie's beer they sell
So come on all me lucky lads at eleven O'clock ye stop
For five short seconds, remember Charlie Mops
One, two, three, four, five Chorus

A barrel of malt, A bushel of hops, you stir it around with a stick,
The kind of lubrication to make your engine tick.
Forty pints of wallop a day will keep away the quacks.
It's only eight pence ha'penny and one and six in tax
One, two, three, four, five Chorus

The lord bless Charlie Mops!

In this version the price in the last verse was substituted for "Tickets", which was how Maguire's was charging for the food and drink at the outside show during the St. Paddy's Day Festival.

* Of course Jack always seems to perceive a plentitude of precocious pachyderms at the pious point of the production. (One Elephant, Two Elephant... sshhh!!) *

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