Stag Night

from Tightrope by Odgers and Simmonds



Taken from a set of 7 songs recorded in Brighton in 1992 and intended as the beginning of a themed album about two runaways in Soho, this featured an early line up of Phil and Paul’s post TMTCH project, Liberty Cage, including Nick Muir on accordion and Neil Simmonds on double bass.

Lead Vocal - Phil Odgers


Stag Night

Into the Bugle at seven o clock
There at the bar is a forty strong shock
Swaggering scoundrels like rooks on a wire
Mouths hanging open for the drinker’s choir

Give me brandy and dry
Give me whisky or rye
Give me all courage best
Unholy water be blessed

Had gin in the Crown, rum in the Lion
Beer in the Bell, something to get high on
If I get sick it leaves more room
Out of the way boys, here comes the groom

If I’m late for the wedding they’ve planned for a lynching
Might as well join the French foreign legion
Better not stop, I better not falter
Best I can hope is drunk at the altar

Careless or mad, maybe in love
All of these things but I’m happy enough
Married tomorrow, that’s what they say
If I survive to the end of this day


from Tightrope, released August 21, 2015
Lyrics P Simmonds / Music P Odgers


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Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang.

Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Vancouver and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in.
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