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The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill

Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/08/21 06:02 PM

JAPOV posted some lyrics at another place we hang out, I commented and we ended up collaborating. I added a few words and the music, and we ended up with this piece of silliness.

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THE DITTY BOP BAR-N-GRILL
(A thing that JAPOV and Gavin did)

We got a one-eyed hound dog sleeping at the door
A three legged cat that won't drink no more
A stuffed alligator hanging from the roof
And a hose outside to clean your boots

We got brand new gravel in the parking lot
The sign on the door says "shirts or not"
Betty at the bar wears a .44Mag
And the fresh fried oysters are the best you ever had

The music's always live and the beer is cold
And every guitar picker in town plays rock-n-roll

Come on folks we're gonna sing and dance
Dogs gotta howl and cats gotta prance
Romance never felt like such a thrill
Saturday night at the Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill

Betty keeps purses safe behind the bar
Bonnie keeps the peace no matter who you are
Bridget works sound and lights for the band
Bubba runs the kitchen like a crazy man

Nine or ten beers and he climbs up on stage
His missus shouting, “Bubba, act your age?”
But the band don’t mind, cause Bubba can sing
And they’re just about to start into “Wild Thing.”

Betty gets respect from all the boys
'Cause it's always ladies night and ladies choice

Come on folks we're gonna sing and dance
Dogs gotta howl and cats gotta prance
Romance never felt like such a thrill
Saturday night at the Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill.

At the end of the night when you fall asleep at the bar
Betty will hide the keys to your car

Come on folks we're gonna sing and dance
Dogs gotta howl and cats gotta prance
Romance never felt like such a thrill
Saturday night at the Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill.
Posted By: Steve Altonian

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/08/21 09:01 PM

The characters in this tune are quite noteworthy & loveable....

Must've been a blast putting this one together...
Posted By: JAPOV

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/09/21 02:44 AM

Lol... originally I put "Gavin in the kitchen" smile

But he still did a fine job!
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/09/21 05:33 PM

Originally Posted by JAPOV
Lol... originally I put "Gavin in the kitchen" smile

But he still did a fine job!

Maybe I should start doing an Alfred Hitchcock and give myself cameo roles in my songs (or in this case our song). smile
Posted By: Travis david

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/14/21 04:35 AM

I'm sure you were on the falling down water when you came up with this one.
A good fun song Gavin
John
Posted By: ant

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/17/21 06:10 PM

Sounds like a fun place. Nice job on this one.

..ant
Posted By: PaulCanuck

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/17/21 08:37 PM

Hi Gavin
Love the sound of this - and the lyrics are a hoot!
Lead vox are great - sit nicely in the mix and clear as a bell smile
Lovely guitar work too.
No nits from me.

Loved it
Paul
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/22/21 04:39 PM

Originally Posted by PaulCanuck
Hi Gavin
Love the sound of this - and the lyrics are a hoot!
Lead vox are great - sit nicely in the mix and clear as a bell smile
Lovely guitar work too.
No nits from me.

Loved it
Paul

Thanks Paul. Can't take credit for most of the lyrics. Apart from the last verse and the last pre-chorus, it was all JAPOV.
Posted By: lane1777

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/22/21 05:41 PM

Hi Gavin, its always a good thing to just let it loose...lol fun song I enjoyed the listen, Hi Japov, fun lyric. Lane
Posted By: Vicarn

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/22/21 05:50 PM

You have a way with words, Japov & Gavin.
Amusing stuff.

Vic
Posted By: E Swartz

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/22/21 05:59 PM

Sounds like a fun collab!

Melody in places reminded me of the old early 60's tune "Monster Mash!" Only the older ones will remember that one however. I loved the lyrical flow here--a fun listen.

steady-eddie
Posted By: Ricky Layne

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/24/21 03:04 PM

Hi Gavin,

Nice work here for sure. Singing and mix are solid. Lyrics are well written.

For what it's worth I preferred the verses over the chorus which for me isn't usually the case. Really loved the description of the bar and everything going on.

As an outsider to the bar I was hoping for an invite to "come on down to the bar". Whatevers going on in your life isn't me as fun as we are having here!

OR maybe it's a private bar where it's all perfect and you wouldn't want newcomers to ruin it.

Neither are necessary lyrically. Just a thought I had while listening. Maybe that's the way you intended it also.

Very fun song especially lyrically.
Nice work!
Posted By: JAPOV

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/24/21 04:29 PM

Yeah', this obviously wasn't my usual "Doom-n-Gloom" Lol... Had to hand it to the Gav! smile
Posted By: Gavin Sinclair

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/24/21 04:46 PM

Originally Posted by JAPOV
Yeah', this obviously wasn't my usual "Doom-n-Gloom" Lol... Had to hand it to the Gav! smile

I think I prefer it when you write when your head isn't exploding LOL.
Posted By: IronKnee

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 01/25/21 05:15 AM

LOL..............a nice break from the world.
I'll take a burger and a beer!
Thanks!!
-T
Posted By: MFB III

Re: The Ditty Bop Bar-n-Grill - 05/10/21 08:25 PM

Now that's the kind of place I like to hang out at. Well written lyrics and superb music make it even more cozy. Well done as always Gavin and Japov. I'd buy you both a beer but i don't make enough money at my Diddy-Bopping services. LOL
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