All For Me Grog
|"All For Me Grog"|
|Single by The Dubliners|
|B-side||"A Pub With No Beer"|
|Released||6 July 1967|
|The Dubliners singles chronology|
"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. 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 Royal Navy. It later came to refer to all types of drink.
There is an Australian version of the song called Across the Western Plains.
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||-|
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- "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- "The Dubliners - All For Me Grog (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- "Chart Track: Week 00, 1967". Irish Singles Chart.
- "Archive Chart: 1967" UK Singles Chart.
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