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Old 08-06-2019, 04:20 PM
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David Olney is one of the best little-known songwriters around.

His "Barrymore Remembers" fits this thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNB3pBN0rsw
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:23 PM
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"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" takes place in a bar, they just talk about sailing and the sea.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:29 PM
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"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" takes place in a bar, they just talk about sailing and the sea.
Ok, I rechecked the lyrics and turns out Brandy walks home in the last verse. \
So instead I submit Paralyzer by Finger Eleven, unless a club != a bar, in which case I got nothing
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:23 AM
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Les Miserables has two really good ones: The ABC Cafe/Red and Black and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:56 AM
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Al Stewart Modern Times

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Old 08-08-2019, 02:28 PM
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George Strait - The Chair
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Old 08-08-2019, 03:54 PM
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"Dive Bar" by Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:27 PM
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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - O'Malley's Bar. It's not the kind of bar you want to be in, however. Edit: I guess the very end takes place in a car.

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Does "Picture Postcards from L.A." by Joshua Kadison qualify?
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:42 PM
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OK, Tom Waits has been mentioned several time...
My Fave, used to play it when I was a closing bartender; Closing Time
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:23 AM
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Got nuthin, but freaked to learn that awesomely macabre SNL writer Micheal O'Donohue would write a song that was sung by Dolly Parton.

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"Single Bars and Single Women" by Dolly Parton, written by Michael O'Donoghue
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:10 AM
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A couple by Gaelic Storm:

Johnny Tarr I suppose strictly speaking we don't know for sure that the tale-teller is in a bar, but I think it counts.
The Night I punched Russell Crowe - allegedly a real event. Look for the live versions for the whole story.
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:58 AM
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Uneasy Rider by Charlie Daniels.

Carey by Joni Mitchell.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:13 AM
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It's not explicitly stated, but I'm pretty sure Milord, most famously sung by Edith Piaf, is set in a bar.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:35 AM
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If the video is anything to go by, Oliver's Army (Elvis Costello) takes place in a pub. It's a sales pitch from an army recruiter to one of Britain's surplus unemployable young men.
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:19 PM
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We Danced by Brad Paisley
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Old 08-09-2019, 02:39 PM
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Let's Do Something Cheap And Superficial, Burt Reynolds

Fifteen Beers Ago, Ben Colder
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Old 08-09-2019, 03:05 PM
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"Whiskey Glasses" by Morgan Wallen
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Old 08-09-2019, 05:27 PM
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Come a Little Bit Closer by Jay and the Americans.
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:57 PM
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Rednecks White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer - Johnny Russell
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:25 PM
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Not a C&W hit, but still a tale of love lost: "At the Copa (Copa Cabana)," assuming that a nightclub qualifies as a bar, since it clearly has a bar in it.

Of course, the club is now a disco, but Lola is still there, propped up at the bar and drinking herself half-blind....
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A bit late, but I'm just listening to it and remembered this thread:

Thelonious Monster (with Tom Waits) - Adios Lounge
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:52 PM
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Oh, I got one more, a German classic, Griechischer Wein (Greek Wine) by Udo Jürgens. It's considered the first popular song addressing the plight of the so called Gastarbeiter in Germany, taking place in an immigrant greek tavern a domestic man stumbles in one night by chance. It was a monster hit.
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There are many bar scenes in the video for Too Much Time On My Hands by Styx.


The video Bad to the Bone by George Thorogood takes place in a pool hall.

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Old 08-13-2019, 10:41 PM
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‘There Stands the Glass” by Webb Pierce
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:36 PM
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“Cantina Band”, from Star Wars soundtrack.
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:10 AM
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"Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba
Not any mention of a bar. Could be drinking at a party. Or in the park. Or at home.
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Cold Chisel’s “Star Hotel”
“ All last night we were learning
Drank our cheques at the bar.
Somewhere bridges were burning
As the walls came down at the Star”

The Star was a live venue pub in Newcastle. Cold Chisel played there on the last night before it closed and then the locals rioted. Over 4,000 people involved and likely the biggest riot in Australian history,


John Schumann’s “The glass on the bar” is set entirely in a bush shanty.

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Old 08-15-2019, 08:41 AM
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Mojo Nixon's Are You Drinking With Me Jesus. Love it, especially the ending:

Should we take a cab home Jesus?
Man, we can hoof it from here
I know You can walk on the water
But can You walk on this much beer?

Are you drinkin' with me Jesus?
I can't see You very clear?
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:51 PM
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“Parting Glass” and “I’m A Man You Don’t Meet Everyday”.

I guess neither of these would have to be set entirely in bars, but they sure sound like they are.
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Here Comes A Regular - The Replacements

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How did we get this far without mentioning Jimmy Buffett's "Why Don't We Get Drunk"?
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:14 AM
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Les Miserables has two really good ones: The ABC Cafe/Red and Black and Empty Chairs at Empty Tables.
Also, Master Of The House, my favourite song in the show. Okay, it's set in an inn, with some parts about the bedroooms and the food, but I think it counts.
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