THE PUBS OF ENGLAND
The English pub (and its beer) is unique in the world. It has evolved over centuries, providing hospitality to millions of fellow citizens.
It is an essential and integral part of the English culture and heritage. It varies from the merely utilitarian, to places that have
spectacular social or architectural heritage.
Some may take pubs for granted, but their very existence is threatened by government regulations and tax, the ravages corporate take-overs
- and by mass apathy of the public. Pubs are our special social habitat. Use them or lose them - once they are gone, they are gone.
Sully has written a very special song - a new "old-fashioned" drinking song to celebrate our pubs. It’s a mighty song. Learn and sing it.
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There's a welcome waiting, in the pubs of Wales,
with many songs and, old-fashioned ales.
Oh, from the landlord, a pint I'll ask,
he pulls it slowly, from his cask.
I'll order a dish, of pie and peas,
and there contented, I'll take my ease.
to meet the locals, you wish you could.
If then the taverns, you patronise,
you'll drink and talk and, then socialise.
My youthful days have, been wasted here,
a drinking cider, and bitter beer.
But I'm old and wise now, I stopped that lot,
And now drink brandy, and whiskey tot!
Football and rugby, those thrilling games,
of sporting rivals, and famous names.
Dramatic action, we all can see,
And share the passion, round the pub TV.
Pub sports I've done them, in fits and starts,
a shuffling dominoes, and throwing darts.
But the best of all are, the sing-a-longs,
for a rousing chorus, of the old time songs.
Words and music by Tony Sullivan (Sully)