To All The Bars I’ve Loved Before


In Montreal they have forced bars, pubs, and restaurants to close as we deal with wave two of COVID-19. Please don’t pass judgement, but this has left me with significant free time on my hands (better than my liver, I guess).

So idle hands being what they are, and with sincere apologies to Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias, I present the following …

To all the bars I’ve loved before
That now are forced to close their door
The government was wrong
I dedicate this song
To all the bars I’ve loved before

To all the pubs where I’ve been a guest
And may I say, I’ve seen the best
For helping me to glow, I owe a lot, I know
To all the bars I’ve loved before

Through seas of covid we are rowing
And every time my round I’d say
The pressure to close kept growing
And they just wouldn’t let me stay

To all the bartenders who shared my life
And warned me of the arrival of my wife
I’m glad they’ve got the CERB
Much better than the curb
I dedicate this song
To all the bars I’ve loved before

To all the owners who cared for me
Who filled my days with ecstasy
Even if they won’t fix the Embassy
They live within my heart
They’ll always be a part
Of all the bars I’ve loved before

My longing for a cold one still is growing
And every time I tried to stay
That bloody virus the coughers were sowing
And they just made me turn and say
Use your elbow please don’t spray

To all the bars I’ve loved before
One day I hope they’ll reopen the door
I’m glad they came along
I expect a shot for this fine song
To all the bars I’ve loved before

Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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