Sunday, April 20, 2008

Great Drinking Songs (5 & 6)

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer is a very fine drinking song, and a favourite, I believe, of my buddy, The British Cowboy. And it seems a particularly appropriate choice this week, since I got so outrageously lashed chasing beer with whiskeys on Thursday night (and Friday morning).

Here is the original version by the great John Lee Hooker.

The Cowboy may well object that George Thorogood's cover of the song is even better. It certainly boasts some kick-arse guitar, I grant you that. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a decent version of it on YouTube - well, only a couple of live performances with dreadful sound, and this (just the song, no video).

Therefore, to keep the cranky Cowboy and all you other Thorogood fans out there (do I have any readers in Delaware??) happy, here is the video for his second greatest drinking song, I Drink Alone. Double delight for you this week. I spoil you.


The British Cowboy said...

I hadn't heard the Hooker version before. It's different. I like it. I have a soft spot for George's, but I like it none the less.

Froog said...

I believe JLH wrote it, Cowboy. Not sure about that, though.

Where have you been all week? Heavy times at work?

Froog said...

I gather George brought out a new album a little while ago, the first in quite some time. Do you have it yet?