Day the Pub Burned Down, The

DESCRIPTION: "Pull up a stump and lend and ear, A story I'll relate, About a sinful waste of beer I will elucidate." During a drought, the pub catches fire. There being no water, the fire brigade uses the beer to halt the fire. Residents seek revenge on the firemen
AUTHOR: Words: Bob Edwards (source: Colquhoun-NZ)
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Colquhoun-NZ)
KEYWORDS: humorous fire revenge drink
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Colquhoun-NZ, p. 91, "The Day the Pub Burned Down" (1 text, 1 tune) (p. 53 in the 1972 edition)
GarlandFaces-NZ, pp. 244-245, "(The Day the Pub Burned Down)" (1 text)

RECORDINGS:
Phil Garland, "The Day the Pub Burned Down" (on NZSongYngCntry)
NOTES [35 words]: Colquhoun's notes point out that there is no such town as "Wapakiwi," so this is obviously fiction, mostly a vehicle for the line, "Oh, firemen, firemen, save the beer, And let the (bloody) pub burn down!" - RBW
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