Axel the Sot | Tales from the Tavern

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Tales from the Tavern

by Axel the Sot

A Big Collection of Pub Songs, Naughty Songs, Drinking Songs and Crude Songs. Hear originals like: Beer is Better Than Women, or funny songs like, 5 Constipated Men of the Bible (both heard on the Doctor Demento Show) and of course, Drunken Sailor.
Genre: Folk: Drinking Songs
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1. Holden McGroin
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3:08 album only
2. Willie.I.O.
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3:32 album only
3. The Plowboy of Kent
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4:16 album only
4. Beer is Better Than Women
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3:20 album only
5. The Fly
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2:13 album only
6. 101 Nights
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3:01 album only
7. Beggarman's Song
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2:34 album only
8. Do Re Mi (the Beer Song)
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2:10 album only
9. The Scotsman
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2:42 album only
10. Bastard King of England
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2:47 album only
11. Hey Ladies Ho Ladies
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3:16 album only
12. Drunken Sailor
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5:03 album only
13. 'Till the Jug is Dry
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3:41 album only
14. 5 Constipated Men of the Bible
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2:45 album only
15. Going to Sea
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4:19 album only
16. By the Wayside
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2:47 album only
17. Beer is Better Than Women (live version)
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3:51 album only
18. Roll Your Leg Over
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2:46 album only
19. Roll Me Over (in the clover)
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6:14 album only
20. 3 Whores from Winnipeg
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21. The Limerick Song
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7:57 album only


Album Notes
Axel the Sot (Scott Hendricks) has been performing his ADULT Comedy Pub Show! at Renaissance Festivals, Medieval Faires, Clubs & Pubs, on Television & Radio around the United States for the past 18 years. He has also made the Doctor Demento "Funny Five" List on numorous occasions with his hit song:
Beer is Better Than Women

Tales from the Tavern is 74 minutes in length.


--The Story of Axel the Sot--

Axel was born unto an impoverished family on the outskirts of the small port town of Elismere in the early 1500’s. When asked of his boyhood he stated, “When I was a lad, we were so poor, thieves would break into our hovel and leave things. We were so broke we could only afford rickets in one leg.”
Indeed, life around the hovel was hard, and Axel did not make it any easier by trying to help out. He states, “As a child I was quite useless. I could not do anything right, and fixing the hole in my father’s favorite seat was a classic example... it turned out to be the toilet seat! I did try though, but the only thing I ever fixed around the house was the cat... and that was an accident!”
Axel’s story is a woeful one, fraught with misfortune. Because money was tight, food scarce, and good times nonexistent, Axel decided (at the ripe age of 14) to leave his hovel, his family and his friends (actually it was just one friend, the village idiot, who had multiple personalities and psychotic tendencies).
And so with an empty burlap sack and the rags on his back Axel set off for adventure in the exiting realm of England! Axel knew that his luck would finally change. And it did... for the worse!
On the very night that Axel ran away from home, whilst wandering by the Bay, he was abducted by a band of pirates. Although he fought valiantly (if you call crying and begging for mercy valiant), the lad was hopelessly outnumbered. He was knocked unconscious (the pirates were really sick of his crying and begging for mercy), and taken aboard their ship.
For four long and torturous years the pirates kept Axel as their lackey. They treated him like a dog, and hardly a day would go by when he wasn’t flogged. In an exclusive interview Axel spoke of his time with the pirates...
“Aye, these pirates were mean. They were the kind of men that would throw a drowning man both ends of a rope. Why, they would stab you in the back and then have you arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.”
Life was hard for Axel, but as the years passed, he discovered that the more he would sing and tell jokes, the more the crew would laugh and stop hitting him so much. They even let him join in on their pirate games like Axel throw, or bobbing for dorsal fins. And whilst Axel was being dangled over the side of the ship for the third round of Dorsalbob, he dreamed of the day he would escape to greater things...
History tells that Axel did eventually escape and in fact, found a modicum of success as a traveling minstrel. He went on to make his mark in both music and drunkenness.


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Cammy Harding

What a Deal!!!
This is a GREAT CD! It has a whole bunch of really funny and dirty songs. I go to festivals a lot and have seen Axel perform many times and this CD is the best pre-Festival "Quick Fix" I have ever heard. Don't wait till Axel comes to your town. Buy this one now and get ready for over an hour of fun and laughter!!! I'm not kidding.

Loria Holdren

Good fun!
I especially loved 'The Scotsman' and 'The Bastard King Of England' Axel has a great voice for pub singing. The CD had just the right amount of naughtiness for the job. Loved it!

Tom Ranier

This CD Kicks Butt! It is full of very funny songs. When I put it on at partys, first everyone looks confused then they start laughing and ask where they can get a copy of it. I have never seen him live, but I am going to whenever he comes around my town.


Brillians Bawdy Songs
Never heard these song sung so well with the 'correct' words since my drunken times in the Navy. Wish this CD had been around then so I could have learnt the words properly before trying to make out I knew the words at the time! Awesome reminder of great happy carefree times.

Jason Kaas

If you want just retarded songs to laugh with or along with then this is a good choice. I wanted it for the 5 constipated men in the bible that we would sing at scout camp. I remember it differently but that\'s ok I still got a laugh out of a nun who works with me.

Kevin "Watley" Brown

Fun and Dirty "Pub" style music
The music and comedy found on Axel the Sot's CD, Tales from the Tavern, are both unique and familiar. From well known favorites such as What do you with a Drunken Sailor? or, The Scotsman, to original songs like, Beer is Better than Women, this CD is sure to please the pub scene, Doctor Demento, and Festival crowds.
But BEWARE! many of these songs are BAWDY! Songs like, The Limerick Song, or, Three Whores from Winnipeg, are not for the faint of heart. Still, Axel the Sot comes off as more lovable than dirty. Axel has also taken some traditional songs like, Roll Me Over in the Clover, and re-written much of it making it even naughtier. Yet in the midst of all these humorous songs there is a serious one. Going to Sea, is a sad and beautiful song (original) which shows that there is a lot more to Axel than just the "Funny stuff".
This CD is a "Best Of..." compilation with 21 tracks (at 74 minutes). You will be singing many of these songs in your head long after you've listened to this very enjoyable and funny celtic/folk CD.


Bawdy is Good!!!!!
For anyone contemplating buying this CD, I say, BUY IT!!!!! I enjoy the mix of the fun songs along side the serious songs. It’s a delight to listen to! Sure it’s naughty and bawdy, yet there are delightful songs such as “The Fly” a clever ditty –"Willie I.O." always makes me chuckle, "101 Nights" puts a grin on my face -- I adore "Going to Sea", and "Beer is Better Than Women", is an amusing tune as well!

I totally appreciate the fact there is a satisfying mix of song to listen to –all wrapped up in one pleasing CD! This CD is sooooooo much fun! I listen to it frequently, enjoying the eclectic mix of naughty and nice…..kinda like myself. ;-)