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  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    Now this little bit fills things out nicely.

  • Johntee
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    John
    In a N.I.writing group I was looking for a phrase to dress up the idea of an habitual drunk.
    Being English, my chosen phrase, Bar Fly, (a piece of Americana in fact) wasn't recognised by
    the others in the group. In writing this verse I used the words 'Grace Notes' to indicate the incidental
    nature of the words Bar Fly, incidental as grace notes are to the music they adorn, unaware
    that there might be any rebellion involved. The two Irish Whiskeys, Bushmills from
    Bushmills Distillery on the N.I. North Coast near The Giant's Causeway
    and Jameson's from the Dublin distillery epitomise the Irish schism.
    Joyce's Dublin bonded Ulysses might be expected to feature Jameson's

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  • Cari
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    I wonder if I got the meaning of the word Grace as a well known rebel song though probably not. We were invited to great gatherings though, but I’m afraid the cocktails’ were not for drinking.

    Nice piece friend, brings back a few memories.

    John.

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  • Poldy
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    Redbreast? Or the Two Gingers, Mary and Delia? We are indeed blessed that the water of life flows in so many fine flavors. Your words have made me thirsty.

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  • RhymeLovingWriter
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    The shape of this resembles a bowling pin to me - or a very shapely (possibly liquored-up) lady. Not sure I caught all the brand name references in the final four lines, but I like it.

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  • Johntee
    started a topic Bar Fly

    Bar Fly

    Bar Fly


    In search of

    Grace Note words

    I use the phase

    "Bar Flies"

    believing it

    a jazz tune.

    Unheard it seems

    in Northern Ireland’s

    climes where Bushmills

    not Jameson‘s is Steers

    man to drunken

    Irish Ulysses
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