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“Drinking Song” — lyrics

Words and music by Andru Bemis

Have another drink, it’s on me boys
There’s plenty in the cellar to go around
Have another dance, there’s never been a better chance
We’ve got the whole night long to pass the bottle round

When the sun comes over the hill
I know I’ll feel just a little ill
But for now, I’ll have another
Soon the moon’s gonna fall from the sky
It’ll be my time to say goodbye
But till then, I’ll have another

Have another drink, it’s on me boys
What will we do when the bottle goes dry?
Run to the grocery store, buy me a little more
Just enough to get me by

When the sun comes over the hill
I know I’ll feel just a little ill
But for now, I’ll have another
Soon the moon’s gonna fall from the sky
It’ll be my time to say goodbye
But till then, I’ll have another

When the sun comes over the hill
I know I’ll feel just a little ill
But for now, I’ll have another
Soon the moon’s gonna fall from the sky
It’ll be my time to say goodbye
But till then, I’ll have another

Have another drink, it’s on the cosmonauts
It’s the only damn thing that rhymes with Jason and the Argonauts
In the air, on the ground
We’re right side up, they’re upside down
And we’re always spinning, they are spinning
Everything is always spinning round

When the sun comes over the hill
I know I’ll feel just a little ill
But for now, I’ll have another
Soon the moon’s gonna fall from the sky
It’ll be my time to say goodbye
But till then, I’ll have another

Sing another song with me boys
Got all night long to make a joyful sound
Get up, clap your hands
This ain’t no one man band
We’ve got the whole night long to shake the building down

When the sun comes over the hill
I know we’ll feel just a little ill
But for now, I’ll have another
Soon the moon’s gonna fall from the sky
It’ll be my time to say goodbye
But till then, I’ll have another

Have another drink, it’s on me boys
There’s plenty in the cellar to go around
Have another dance, there’s never been a better chance
We’ve got the whole night long to shake the bottle down
We’ve got the whole night long to shake the building down
We’ve got the whole night long to drink the building down

“Plays Past His Bedtime” — album by Andru Bemis

New Year’s Eve, 2001, West Chicago, IL. Twenty hundred hours. Bemis’ motorbike wouldn’t start. He pushed it up the hill. He rode it down the hill. It burped a couple times. Back up the hill. Then down the hill. Burp. Then up. Then down. Burp. Up. Down. Burp… That’s how Bemis ended up recording these songs from 10:00 pm, December 31st, 2001 through about 6:00 am on January 1st, 2002. You could say it took him two years. You would be wrong, though. All it really took him was a shot of Glenlivet, two microphones, one pipe of tobacco, eight hours, a class of champagne, a guitar, another pipe of tobacco, and a couple cups of coffee. Turned out a couple days later Bemis just hadn’t opened the choke all the way on the motorbike.

Credits & Acknowledgements
  • Andru Bemis (guitar & voice)

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Bemis. All songs written by Bemis except #3 (Home To Me), Tom Paxton; #6 (Sweet Dreams Sweetheart), Fred Howard & Nat Vincent; #9 (Jenny Kiss’d Me), lyrics by Leigh Hunt; #10 (Hard Times Come Again No More), Stephen C. Foster. Apologies to Spike Jones for pieces of #13, to Woody for the end of #16, and to Sunday school teachers across America for #17. Thanks to Chuckles for the lyrical help on #18, and to Steve-O for the EV-950 micromathingie. Proudly recorded in stereo ultra-lo fidelity by Bemis. No equalization, reverberation or beautification has been applied to this recording, other than some necessary compression in the mastering process.

Graphics
"Plays Past His Bedtime" - Cover art
“Plays Past His Bedtime” – Cover art
"Plays Past His Bedtime" - Original insert
“Plays Past His Bedtime” – Original insert