Charlie Mopps

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Charlie Mopps or Charlie Mops is the mythical inventor of beer, and his name is presumably meant to rhyme with barley and hops, two of the main ingredients in beer. He therefore is praised for his creation in a song titled "Beer Beer Beer!".


The earliest known audio recording is by The Clancy Brothers, but no credits were found at this time. (Please edit this as new information becomes available.) Over the past 45 years, the song has been recorded by many various artists and re-written versions have been used in television and radio commercials.


Lyrics below are from the Clancy Brothers recording:

A long time ago, way back in history
When all there was to drink was nothing but cups of tea
Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops
And he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops

He might have been an admiral, a sultan, or a king
And to his praises we shall always sing
Look what he has done for us, he's filled us up with cheer
Lord bless Charlie Mops,
The man who invented beer

The Jury's Bar, the Clancy's Pub, the Hole in the Wall as well
One thing you can be sure of, it's Charlie's beer they sell
So come on all me lucky lads at eleven O'clock ye stops
For five short seconds, remember Charlie Mops
One, two, three, four, five


A barrel of malt, A bushel of hops, you stir it with a stick,
The kind of lubrication to make your engine tick.
Forty pints of wallop a day will keep away the quacks.
It's only eight pence ha'p'ny a pot and one and six in tax
One, two, three, four, five


The Lord bless Charlie Mops!


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