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THERE IS A TAVERN IN THE TOWN (THE DRUNKARD SONG) (19th Century Traditional English Folk Song - Based on the Cornish miners' song "There is an Alehouse in Yonder Town" - College Anthem of Trinity University College, Carmarthen, Wales) Rudy Vallee & His Connecticut Yankees - 1934 Harry McDaniel & His Orch. - 1934 Bar-X Cowboys - 1938 Gracie Fields (feat. in the film "We're Going To Be Rich") - 1938 The Tavern Polka Band - 1950 Wally Cox - 1953 Frank Luther - 1953 The Four Aces - 1954 Six Fat Dutchmen - 1955 The Coronets - 1956 The London Community Singers - 1956 Mitch Miller & The Gang - 1958 Burl Ives - 1959 Don Costa's Free Loaders - 1959 Connie Francis & The Jordanaires - 1961 "Big" Tiny Little Feat. Josephine - 1962 Dolore Whiteman & The Flanagans - 1965 The Tony Hendrik Five - 1968 There is a tavern in the town, in the town And there my dear love sits him down, sits him down And drinks his wine 'mid laughter free And never, never thinks of me Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee And remember that the best of friends must part, must part So until another meeting When you hear my friendly greeting I will always keep your memory in my heart, my heart Adieu, adieu kind friends, adieu, adieu, adieu I can no longer stay with you, stay with you I'll hang my harp on the weeping willow tree And may the world go well with thee He left me for a damsel dark, damsel dark Each Friday night they used to spark, used to spark And now my love who once was true to me Takes this dark damsel on his knee Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee And remember that the best of friends must part, must part So until another meeting When you hear my friendly greeting I will always keep your memory in my heart, my heart Adieu, adieu kind friends, adieu, adieu, adieu I can no longer stay with you, stay with you I'll hang my harp on the weeping willow tree And may the world go well with thee And now I see him nevermore, nevermore He never knocks upon my door, on my door Oh, woe is me; he pinned a little note And these were all the words he wrote Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee And remember that the best of friends must part, must part So until another meeting When you hear my friendly greeting I will always keep your memory in my heart, my heart Adieu, adieu kind friends, adieu, adieu, adieu I can no longer stay with you, stay with you I'll hang my harp on the weeping willow tree And may the world go well with thee Oh, dig my grave both wide and deep, wide and deep Put tombstones at my head and feet, head and feet And on my breast carve a turtle dove To signify I died for love Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee And remember that the best of friends must part, must part So until another meeting When you hear my friendly greeting I will always keep your memory in my heart, my heart Adieu, adieu kind friends, adieu, adieu, adieu, I can no longer stay with you, stay with you, I'll hang my harp on the weeping willow tree, And may the world go well with thee ******************** As recorded by RUDY VALLEE & His Connecticut Yankees, 7th September 1934: There is a tavern in the town (In the town) And there my true love sits him down (Sits him down) Ho-ho, And drinks his wine as merry as can be And never, never thinks of me Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee Oh, the time has come for you and I to say "Goodbye" Adieu, adieu kind friends, adieu (Yes, adieu) I can no longer stay with you (Stay with you) Oh-ho, I'll hang my harp on a weeping willow tree Fare the well, fare thee well, fare thee well He left me for a damsel dark (Damsel dark) Each Friday night they used to spark (Used to spark) Ho-ho, and now my love, who once was true to me Takes that dark damsel on his knee Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee Oh, the time is come for you and I to say "Goodbye" Adieu, adieu kind friends, adieu (Yes, adieu) Oh, I can no longer stay with you (Stay with you) Oh-ho, I'll hang my harp on a weeping willow tree Fare the well, fare thee well, fare thee well And now I see him nevermore (Nevermore) He never, never knocks at my door (At my door) Oh-ho, woe is me, he penned a little note I'll read to you the words he wrote Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee Oh, the time is come for you and I to say "Goodbye" Adieu, adieu kind friends, adieu (Yes, adieu) Oh, I can no longer stay with you (Stay with you) Oh-ho, I'll hang my harp on a weeping willow tree Fare the well, fare thee well, fare thee well Oh, dig my grave both wide and deep (Wide and deep) Put tombstones at my head and feet (Head and feet) Ho-ho, and on my breast just carve a turtle dove To signify I died for love Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee Oh, the time is come for you and I to say "Goodbye" Adieu, adieu kind friends, adieu (Yes, adieu) Oh, I can no longer stay wit'cher (Stay with wit'cher) Ho-ho, I'll hang my harp on a weeping willow tree Fare the well, fare thee well, fare thee well ********************* As recorded by CONNIE FRANCIS & THE JORDANAIRES: (Bom-bom-bom-bom) (Bom-bom-bom-bom) (Bom-bom-bom-bom) There is a tavern in the town, in the town There my true love can be found, can be found And his heart is filled with laughter gay and free And he thinks of me Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee And remember that the best of friends Must part, must part Adieu, adieu my friends, adieu, yes adieu I can no longer stay with you, stay with you I will hang my harp on a weeping willow tree And may the world go well with thee (Bom-bom-bom-bom) (Bom-bom-bom-bom) (Bom-bom-bom-bom) Dig my grave both wide and deep, wide and deep Put tombstones at my head and feet, head and feet On my tombstone carve a pretty turtle dove To signify I died of love Fare thee well, for I must leave thee Do not let the parting grieve thee And remember that the best of friends Must part, must part Adieu, adieu my friends, adieu, yes adieu I can no longer stay with you, stay with you I will hang my harp on a weeping willow tree And may the world go well with thee (Doo-Wah!) (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2017)

    





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