Larry The Beer Drinker jig

Also known as The Beer Drinker, Larry The Beerdrinker.

There are 16 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Banks Of Lough Gowna (a few times), Contentment Is Wealth (a few times), The Girls Of Banbridge (a few times) and The Mooncoin (a few times).

Larry The Beer Drinker has been added to 63 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Larry The Beer Drinker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEF FEF|AFF F2E |DEF FEF|AFE E2F|
DEF FEF|AFA d2d|BdB BAF|1AFE E2F:|2AFE E2f||
|:ecA ABA|ecA A2f|ecA Ace|fdB B2f|
ecA fdB|ecA a^gf|ecA BAF|1AFE E2f:|2AFE E2d||
|:dFF FEF|AFF F2d|dFF FEF|AFE E2d|
dFF FEF|AFA d2d|BdB BAF|1AFE E2d:|2AFE EFE||
X: 2
T: Larry The Beer Drinker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|:DEF FEF|AFE F2E |DEF FEF|AFD EFE|
DEF FEF|AFA d2d|cBA BAF|1AFE EFE:|2AFE E2f||
|:ecA ABA|ecA A2f|ecA Ace|fdB B2f|
ecA fdB|ecA a^gf|ecA BAF|1AFE E2f:|2AFE EBc||
|:dFF FEF|AFE FBc|dFF FEF|AFD E2c|
dFF FEF|AFA d2d|cBA BAF|1AFE EBc:|2AFE EFE||
X: 3
T: Larry The Beer Drinker
R: jig
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
D2(F {A}F)EF | AFE ~F2E | D2(F {A}F)EF | AFD ~E2F |
D2(F {A}F)EF | AFA {c}d2(c | {d}c)BA {c}BAF |1 AF(E {G}E)FE :|2 AF(E {G}E)FA |]
|: ecA ABA | ecA ~A2f | ecA Ac/d/e | fdB ~B2f |
ecA cdB | Ac/d/e ^gaf | ecA {c}BAF |1 AF(E {F}E) z f :|2 AF(E {G}E)FA |]
|:d2(F {G}F)EF | AFE ~F2(c | d) z (F {G}F)EF | AFD EFA |
cdF FGE | DFA cd(c | {d}c)BA {c}BAF |1 AF(E {G}E)FA :|2 AF(E {G}E)FE |] D6 |]

Five comments

Larry

I believe the Beer Drinker’s name was Larry.

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Leisure Suit Larry?

This would probably go nicely with the Battering Ram as the rhythm and phrasing are a bit similar.

Larry The Beer Drinker, X:2

I was listening to Brenda Castle’s CD "Indeed you needn’t bother" and was reminded of the tune Larry the Beer Drinker and found it here. Playing through the first setting, I found myself hearing some slight differences from what I remember (maybe from Brenda’s playing, or, I think, an old recording from Stockton’s Wing). So I modified it to what I remember. I left the second part alone, because any variants there would be very minor.

Larry The Beer Drinker, X:3

Can’t remember where I heard this version from. Could be Brian Rooney, but I’m not sure. Anyway, this is my take on it…