BARMAID BLUES (Lyrics)

So whenever I do a gig, this song always goes down well. Although sometimes people can’t hear exactly what I’m saying over. So I thought I’d post the lyrics for you. This song is for anybody who works or has ever worked in a pub…

BARMAID BLUES

One hour down, six to go.
At least I ain’t on the split.
Cos being a part-time slave to the punter,
Is more depressing than you’d think.
There’s only so much talk I can take,
About marital complaints,
And attempts of number exchanging.
I’m going down,
My mind is rolling around,
I’m trying to shake these barmaid blues.

Watching the coins fill the tip jar,
Forcing a service with a smile.
The chefs are throwing pans again,
The regulars are back again,
I’m thinking of my pay cheque all the while.
I seem to have misplaced my will to live,
I must of left it in the car,
Along with all the shits I give.
I’m going down,
My mind is rolling around,
I’m trying to shake these barmaid blues,
Oh I’m trying to shake these barmaid blues,
Oh one day I’ll shake these barmaid blues.

Old slick Rick has got a lot of nerve,
Making his way to the bar.
Buying shots for pretty ladies,
While his wife is over there oblivious.
But she smells perfume on his collar,
And drags him by the ear out the door.
I’m going down,
My mind is rolling around,
I’m trying to shake these barmaid blues.

Smoking out the back there’ll be Deano,
You can hear him from a mile away.
The people are complaining,
About the noise he’s making,
While he’s laughing the night away.
Now the big boss man has come to tell poor Deano,
That he ain’t welcome in the gaff no more.
I’m going down,
My mind is rolling around,
I’m trying to shake the barmaid blues.

In walks in the town’s biggest ‘geezer wannabe’,
His arrogance and humour I hate.
He seems to think he can mug me off,
So I took his pint and threw it down the drain.
No you don’t get your beer while I’m serving,
Now I’m looking like a crazy bitch again.
I’m going down,
My mind is rolling around,
I’m trying to shake these barmaid blues.

Here comes Jack-the-lad, he’s my man.
He’s always got a lot to say.
The conversation usually includes,
A pick up line or two,
But the company is keeping me sane.
Tonight I’m working with ‘The Girl,’
And later we’ll go buy some booze,
And drink away our barmaid blues.
We’re going down,
Our minds are rolling around,
I’m trying to shake these barmaid blues,
Oh I’m trying to shake these barmaid blues,
Oh one day I’ll shake these barmaid blues.

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