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  1. Tap 'er Light

From the recording Tap 'Er Light

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