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Song NameComposerArranger
God Bless the Human Elbow
Glorious BeerWill Godwin, Steve Legget
Babylon is FallenW.E. ChuteGraffham
Red is the Rose
Another Irish Drinking SongPaul Sabourin
All Among the Barley
She Was GoldenDaniel I. Briggs
Boozin'
Bellman
Eat Bertha's MusselsJohn Roberts

We got a chance to experience Brass Farthing, 8 authentically-costumed, hard-drinking, sweet-harmonizing men, at the recent Harmony Sweeps Bay Area Regional. Raising their steins to us, they belted out classic drinking songs that one could expect to hear at a college fraternity rush party, getting many of us to join in! Most of these, like "God Bless the Human Elbow," "Red is the Rose," "All Among the Barley," "Boozin'," "Babylon is Fallen" and "Bellman," the heart-tugging (sort of ) tale of a beloved hound dog, are traditional tunes. "Another Irish Drinking Song" was written and composed by Da Vinci's Notebook's Paul Sabourin, "She Was Golden" was written by Brass Farthing's Daniel I. Briggs, "Glorious Beer" by Steve Leggett & Will Godwin" and "Eat Bertha's Mussels" by John Roberts. There are 10 authentically hammered, very funny tunes here, with arrangements by the group. This is good old, testosterone-soaked material, the stuff of sea shanties, or sung in a drinking sessions in the cabin of a fishing boat while a 20-foot mechanical shark cruises the dark waters outside. Also, don't miss an opportunity to see BF live!

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Item code: 2334C | 1 CD | $2.95 |add item to cart
World | A Cappella | Male | United States
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