Jon reveals “I busked this arrangement of Whiskey at the Matachin recording session, to be used as a sort of quiet intro before the raucous band version. It’s a bit of a liberty on what is a pretty lively, salty number, but I think it works quite nicely like this.”
I’ll have to agree as it brings out the essential sadness of the life abandoned to the bottle. I’m assuming that most, if not all, will be familiar with the rambunctious Bellowhead version, so I’ll leave you with a quick link to Mainly Norfolk to contrast and compare with Ewan MacColl, The Clancy Brothers and Bob Roberts. I’ll also note Lou Killen’s and Graham Metcalf’s names in the mix. You can also follow Reinhard’s link on to Mudcat at the bottom of the page for more drinking merriment.