A couple of weeks ago, we looked at songs about whisk(e)y. How about rum this time?
Let's start with a couple of oldies. Here's The Andrews Sisters with their famous hit song "Rum and Coca-Cola", from the album "20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Andrews Sisters". I can remember my father singing this song as he shaved - it was one of his favorites during his wartime service, if I recall correctly.
Next, here's Hubert Porter and The Jamaican Calypsonians with "Rum and Coconut Water", from the album "Calypsos from Jamaica".
Let's dip into our maritime heritage with Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate shanty, "Fifteen Men On A Dead Man's Chest". It's from his famous novel "Treasure Island". This version is considered to be as close as possible to how it was originally set to music.
To add a folksy Irish note, here's "Rum Runners" from Gaelic Storm's album "Cabbage".
American comedian Rich Hall has made a name for himself as the fictional country musician "Otis Lee Crenshaw". Here he is poking fun at one of Australia's iconic drinks with his "Bundaberg Rum Song".
Speaking of Bundaberg Rum, the company has made some marvelously entertaining advertisements, some of which we've enjoyed in these pages. Let's close this rum rendition with their 2014 singing commercial.
(Lawdog and I are rather fond of their ginger beer, too!)