The Grand Pubs of Yorkshire

 
Performed by:
Roy Hardacre
Recorded in:
Harrogate
Recorded on:
17/06/2009
Recorded by:
Chas Marshall
Genre:
Drink
Keywords:
Drink,
Public houses
 

Archival information

TYG:
141
Key:
D
Time Signature:
3:4
Roud id:
0
Laws id:
Master title:
The Grand Pubs of Yorkshire
Places Cited:
Land's End,
Wick,
London,
Devon,
Kent,
Leeds,
Birmingham,
Scotland,
Ireland

Lyrics

1
I’m a travelling man that’s for certain.
Now some people think drinking’s me job.
Well I need a small ale to tell the tall tales,
For which people will pay a few bob.
I’ve travelled all over the country;
I’ve drunk in the east and the west,
From Lands End to Wick I’ve marched double quick,
But the pubs in Yorkshire are best

Chorus
So here’s to the grand pubs of Yorkshire:
The White Bear, The Star and the Plough,
The Admiral Ben, The Parson’s Revenge,
How I wish I was drinking there now.

2
Of London I’ve not much to tell thee
And Devon has cream cheese and tea.
Well Kent has its meads but it’s better in Leeds,
Where Tetley’s the brewer for me.

3
In Birmingham town I got stranded;
It’s down in The Midlands you know,
Well the beer is all flat, I could never drink that
And the barmaids are always too slow.

4
There’s a chap called McEwan in Scotland
And the ale that he serves isn’t bad,
But the secret he knew, for the beer that he’d brew,
He stole from an old Yorkshire lad.

5
Well I knew an old lad, went to Ireland
Where the beer is so dark that it’s black,
Well the whisky is fine and the girls are divine,
So we don’t know if he’s coming back.

Chorus:- starts: To drink in the grand pubs...etc.

6
Now I know what some people are thinking,
That to leave such a heaven I’m mad,
But when I left my home and decided to roam,
I didn’t know beer could be bad.

Final chorus:
Yes here’s to the grand pubs of Yorkshire:
The White Bear, The Star and the Plough,
The Admiral Ben, The Parson’s Revenge,
How I wish I was drinking there now,
Yes I wish I was drinking there now.