Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Drip, drop, drip, drop: The steady trickle of drinking songs begins today...

Hey folks! Thanks for all of your wonderful drinking-song suggestions (many of which are not yet in my collection.)

I had been planning to put together one big post of drinking songs for St. Patrick's Day, but that idea was too daunting. So instead I'll just let them trickle out one or two per day from now until the 17th. Cheers!

Let's start off with a bang. This one, from 1959, might be the greatest drinking song ever recorded:

Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby (And One More For The Road) (buy)

Hey Frank: I've been there brother...

This evening's selection is best enjoyed with two glasses of Jack Daniel's on the rocks, but Irish Whiskey will also work.

Frank relaxin' with his best friend.

Be sure you come back for more tomorrow...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am pleased to see that Frank has excellent taste in Fisher tuners.

JK said...

Thanks a lot, that's of course a great classic of that genre. Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen should be given credit, too as the have written this song. The original version was by Fred Astaire (it's in fact one of many songs that were originally created for him. He sang it in the movie "The Sky's The Limit" (1943):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD7sqGJ3NBg

Tom Vale said...

Enjoying this immensely. My personal favorite drinking song: The Pogues, "I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day." ("Be easy and free when you're drinking with me/I'm a man you don't meet every day.")

Cheers!

The Blue Trenchcoat

Anonymous said...

Beer Drinking Blues by Rocky Bill Ford. Here I Am, I'm Drunk Again by Moe Bandy?

Nolan said...

There stands the glass... Webb Pierce Misery and Gin... Merle Haggard... One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.... Charles Brown

Santo said...

One of my all-time favorite Sinatra songs!