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Old 01-23-2020, 04:40 PM   #1
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Anyone have insights for the naming of this tune by Murray Blair in the late 1990’s ?
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:53 PM   #2
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Anyone have insights for the naming of this tune by Murray Blair in the late 1990’s ?
It might refer to a mixed drink of beer or lager with a lemonade type addition to dilute or sweeten - presumably bought and drunk in Perth.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:25 AM   #3
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It might refer to a mixed drink of beer or lager with a lemonade type addition to dilute or sweeten - presumably bought and drunk in Perth.
Aka a ‘shandy’.

I was wildly guessing it to be a commemorative tune name...referring to the event of an English civil servant repatriating to UK from HK upon retirement and the ‘traditional ‘ 1st class passage on the homeward bound QE II.
( a bit of lore understood from UK expat friends in Hong Kong PB ...as a US expat myself for a few years in early ‘90’s ; ....IIRC my 15 hour re-pat seat in ‘94 was in the Top Deck of a 747 Jumbo Jet 😜)
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From the Masterblasters liner notes:

"During a memorable trip to Perth, West Australia, and staying in split level accommodation, one of the more 'particular' members of the Band refused to ascend to the level above, the consequence was repetitions of this tune."
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Old 01-25-2020, 04:19 AM   #5
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Aka a ‘shandy’.
Nah min, a lager tops. Different thing
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Old 01-25-2020, 02:15 PM   #6
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Nah min, a lager tops. Different thing


I always thought that lager tops and shandy were different, the former being mostly lager with a top-up of pub style lemonade, while shandy is more like half lager, half lemonade.
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