All For Me Grog

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"All For Me Grog"
Single by The Dubliners
B-side "A Pub With No Beer"
Released 6 July 1967
Format 7"
Genre Folk, Irish, Pop
Length

3:01

Label Major Minor
Writer(s) ?
Producer(s) Tommy Scott
The Dubliners singles chronology
"Black Velvet Band"
(1967)
"All For Me Grog"
(1967)
"Maids When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man"
(1967)

"All For Me Grog" is a traditional folk song that was originally popular with sailors and later adopted by folk music performers and pub singers. [1] It tells the tale of a man who sells all his possessions, and even his wife, to pay for drink and tobacco. Although the song is effectively about a man's ruin through drink, it is upbeat and celebratory rather than regretful. It is usually performed as a raucous chorus song. Grog originally referred to a daily ration of rum that used to be given to sailors in the British Navy. It later came to refer to all types of drink.

There is an Australian version of the song called Across the Western Plains.

The song was recorded as a single by The Dubliners which charted at No.10 in Ireland in July 1967.[2][3]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1967) Peak
position
Ireland (IRMA)[4] 10
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] -

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