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November 11, 2016



‘What made Milwaukee famous,

(has made a loser out of me)’,

in 72, gave Rod Stewart,

a Top 5 hit, so easily.


Crowded House got as high as No.27,

in 94, with ‘Pineapple Head’,

but back in 75, Norwegian group, Sailor,

preferred ‘A Glass Of Champagne’ instead.


In 73, ‘Whiskey In The Jar’,

from Thin Lizzy, always made us sway.

And in 98, a hit from Bran Van 3000

was ‘Drinking In L.A’.


In 71,  ‘I Will Drink The Wine’,

Frank Sinatra, so smoothly said.

And in 1980, ‘Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers’-

in the Top 50, by Motorhead.


In 62, The Four Seasons, with ‘Sherry’,

sent out their message of romance.

And in 2002 – Pay as u go, at No 13,

celebrated with ‘Champagne Dance’.


In 69, ‘I heard It through the Grapevine’,

at No.1  for Marvin Gaye,

And in 74, with ‘Seven Seas of Rye’,

were Queen, doing it their way.


In 96, came Salt-n-Pepa with ‘Champagne’

 – a Christmas hit, they put to bed,

and ‘One Night In Bangkok’, in 84,

came from Murray Head.


In 83, at Number 1, were UB40,

singing of  ‘Red, Red Wine’.

and ‘Gin Soaked Boy’ – a Top 40 hit,

for Divine Comedy in 99.


In 57, ‘Kisses Sweeter Than Wine’,

came from Liverpool’s Frankie Vaughan,

and many artists sang ‘Wild Rover’ – but

The Houghton Weaver’s version, we sang til dawn.


In 73, ‘I’ve Been Drinking’, sang

Rod Stewart with Jeff Beck in tow,

and ‘Wide Eyed & Legless’ in 75 –

a hit for Andy Fairweather-Low.


In 55  ‘The Drinking Song’ by Mario Lanza

was played more than once or twice.

And in 78 (remixed in 85),

Foreigner gave us – ‘Cold As Ice’


‘Days of Wine & Roses’,

always gave us a glow,

when performed by Andy Williams,

and many more artists we know.



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