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Song Parodies -> "Frisky in the Bar"

Original Song Title:

"Whiskey in the Jar"

Original Performer:

Thin Lizzy

Parody Song Title:

"Frisky in the Bar"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

This is a traditional Irish song, but I've only got the Thin Lizzy version, so that's what this is timed to match.If you don't know the story, click the link to the BBC article at the bottom
As I was walking down by
The Faliraki fountain
I saw Club 18-30
And their rowdiness was mounting
One bird produced her bristols
This bloke whips out his "rapier"
I thought: he's gonna give her
One across the barroom table

Hide your thing, put your boobs in your bra
Behaving badly-o
Behaving badly-o
They're frisky in the bar

She was a pretty bunny
She should have been in movies
And all the blokes were cheering
As she flashed her bouncing boobies
For some folks, it ain't funny
I guess they made a bloomer
He's a devil is that p'liceman
And he's got no sense of humour


Some like to go fishing
But not Club 18-30
Bad boys like a holiday
Vacation that is dirty
But some guys ain't so lucky
It's been a bad ol' journey
Cause here they are in prison
And stuck with a Greek attourney


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Claude Prez - September 12, 2003 - Report this comment
I only know the Pogues version and can't understand a word he says plus you get the benefit of a doubt on pacing; anyway, interesting story and good job
Know 1 can hear you dream - September 13, 2003 - Report this comment
Love the double entendre in the last line.
AGL - April 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Love this song, Phil, and many others of yours. Have attempted a revised version for the general amusement of social work/local authority colleagues ("The barman called for order, but they just went beserker, I'd love to try and help but hey! I'm not a social worker" - and "there's lager on the carpet, and vomit on the ceiling, I ain't seen nothing like it since the last full council meeting") and would love your permission to perform it, I'm occasionally asked to do some cabaret stuff in the bar at professional gatherings/conferences ...whaddya reckon? Would always credit you of course...go on, go on, go on....and more power to your writing elbow!
Phil Alexander - April 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Hi AGL- drop me a line at (love the alternative lines, btw - they'd go down a storm). Whereabouts are you?

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