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Lew Cady: Toast his memory in Central City tomorrow

Yes, Colorado has been a lot less colorful since Lew Cady, one of this state's most creative characters, passed away on August 4. To give him a proper sendoff, family, friends and fans will gather in Central City tomorrow, raising a glass or two or ten in three of the bars in the town he loved so much: Dostal Alley (the locally owned brewpub), the Gold Coin (the oldest still-operating bar in Central) and the Teller House (where the Face on the Barroom Floor could well be yours). The toasting will commence at 2:02 p.m., and the afternoon will no doubt be a teary and beery time.

To get ready for the event, how about a round of Hank Williams Sr.'s "There's a Tear in My Beer"?

There's a tear in my beer

'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear

You are on my lonely mind

Into these last nine beers

I have shed a million tears

You are on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin'

Until I'm petrified

And then maybe these tears

Will leave my eyes

There's a tear in my beer

'Cause I'm crying' for you, dear

You were on my lonely mind

Last night I walked the floor

And the night before

You were on my lonely mind

It seems my life is through

And I'm so doggone blue

You were on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin'

'Till I can't move a toe

And then maybe my heart

Won't hurt me so

There's a tear in my beer

'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear

You were on my lonely mind

Lord, I've tried and I've tried

But my tears, I can't hide

You are on my lonely mind

All these blues that I've found

Have really got me down

You are on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin'

'Till I can't even think

'Cause in the last week

I ain't slept a wink

There's a tear in my beer

'Cause I'm crying for you dear

You were on my lonely mind.

So many beers, so little time.
So many beers, so little time.
Marty Jones

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