The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Soul Happy Hour


Soul Happy Hour
The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the SDP
I want to go to Tesco's store
And buy some drink and fall on the floor.

I don't care for smart new clothes
I don't care for reading books
I don't care for Quinn and Collins
I don't care for magazines

I don't like lemonade
I think milk should not be made
I don't like coffee and I don't like tea
These are the things that mystify me

I don't care for sport or swimming
I don't care for all those nasty old bogies
I don't care what's on TV
I just want to drink til I can't see

I wish I'd been born a tree
Someone'd come and make a barrel out of me
I get in a fury when I'm not in a brewery

Whiskey, Vodka, Special Brew
All of this is good for you
Gin sling, Cointreau, brandy sour...
Blot right out! Soul happy hour!

Found On

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A Scandal In Bohemia
The Albatross. A record, I feel, of its time. We were young(ish) and cocky and I think it shows. I still haven't learned to sing on this one, which bugs me too. Still, it was cheap and cheerful, and it helped us to meet an awful lot of people.
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Glass Records
We were all disappointed at the way this came out. The concert was great, but logistics prevented us from making anything much more than a glorified bootleg. Still, live albums are best as souvenirs anyway, so I guess some people regard it fondly. Lots of entertaining photos to look at anyway...
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glass_records, Rebel LP
Cake City
Glass-era compilation.
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Vinyl Japan
The Wasted Years
Featuring ‘Bath Of Bacon’, ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’, ‘Sex And Travel’ and ‘Distressed Gentlefolk’.
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Fire Records 4xCD

Pat Says

The Butcher Says..
An important personal statement. Source: A Scandal In Bohemia liner notes

Live Stats

75 documented performances (click to explore)
1985 9 (JBC)
1986 8 (JBC)
1987 5 (JBC)
1988 2 (JBC)
1989 2
1 (Pat Solo)
1 (JBC)
1990 3 (JBC)
1993 2 (Pat Solo)
1994 3 (JBC)
1997 3 (JBC)
1998 1 (JBC)
1999 9
1 (Pat Solo)
8 (JBC)
2000 12 (JBC)
2001 2 (JBC)
2002 4 (JBC)
2003 1 (Pat Solo)
2005 3 (JBC)
2012 3
1 (Pat Solo)
2 (JBC)
2013 1 (JBC)
2015 1 (Pat Solo)
2020 1 (Pat Solo)


5 Recorded Live Performances
2015-09-22 The MOTH Club - London, England
Credit: fire records
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA
Credit: @arcane93 (Matt Condon)
1987-03-20 Black Horse - London, England
Credit: FruitierThanThou
1999-09-13 Sy Klopps Studios - San Francisco, USA
Credit: David Whittemore
1988-06-12 Odd Rock Cafe - Milwaukee, USA
Credit: Douglas Buege