Tap 'er Light

05:47
Dublin Gulch
2016
Jim Schulz

Story

Tom Powers: lead vocals

Jim Schulz: lead & harmony vocals, guitars

Mick Cavanaugh: mandolin

Luke Michelson: upright bass

Dan Nichols: percussion

Gregory Grene: button box accordion

Lyrics

Tap ‘Er Light 

 

This old bar, it never closes. There’s no lock upon its door

No latch to rap or rattle. No patron is ignored.

For there’s coffee on the counter to fill your cup with cheer

No matter where you hail from, you’re always welcome here.

 

CHORUS

So raise your glass to the M & M, 

We’ll never see its likes again

The door is always open day or night

And when you go be sure and tap ‘er light

 

This old bar has been a refuge for the weary and the poor

The miner and the mucker, the gambler and the whore

It’s been a home for the homeless, an asylum from the pain

A haven for the heartache and a shelter from the rain.

 

CHORUS

 

This old bar has seen some good times when the copper ore was hot

And workin’ men would celebrate with a “Cuban” and a shot

But when times were slow, it struggled through the shutdowns and the strife

The bitter desperation that cuts just like a knife

 

CHORUS

 

This old bar has heard the secrets of countless plans and schemes

And wallowed in the sorrows of a thousand shattered dreams

It’s been a harbor for the drifter who has broken every rule,

The lover and the loser, the fighter and the fool.

 

CHORUS

 

This old bar, it never closes. There’s no lock upon its door

No latch to rap or rattle. No patron is ignored.

For there’s coffee on the counter to fill your cup with cheer

No matter where you hail from, you’re always welcome here.

 

CHORUS

 

CHORUS

So raise your glass to the M & M, 

We’ll never see its likes again

The door is always open day or night

And when you go be sure and tap ‘er light