Dark End of the Bar (reprise)

Neil McCallion


Well, I guess this is how I wrote it though we recorded a more souped up version to encourage dancing at our gigs.  And Allen sings it great.  But I wanted to write a cry in your beer country waltz.  I'd never written a waltz.  And this is what happened.



Dark End of the Bar

Words and music by Neil McCallion


I finish my work but I'm not going home

Where she laid her head I just can't be alone

But just 'round the corner 'neath the blue neon light

There's a little dark tavern, I go ev'ry night

Nobody knows you or cares who you are

You're just a shadow at the dark end of the bar


I guess I'm still new to this serious drink

I get by on God given talent, I think

Glasses of whiskey and bottles of beer

It must be love how they all disappear

And I wait for the dark clouds roll in from a far

And I fade away at the dark end of the bar


I hear 'em talk and I watch 'em play pool

Sometimes I just fall a sleep on my stool

But the bartender, he'll pray for my soul to keep

'Cause I take good care of him when I'm awake

And here's to you, darling, where ever you are

Here's from the shadows at the dark end of the bar

Here's to you, darling, from the dark end of the bar