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Haverhill band produces a musical tribute to staff at The Drabbet Smock pub



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A four-piece country band from Haverhill has published a song in appreciation of the staff at their local pub.

The song, The Girls at the Drabbet Smock, has been penned by the Haverhill Wranglers.

Band members regularly meet for breakfast at the Wetherspoons pub, which sits adjacent to the market square in the centre of town.

They have been so impressed by the service they receive, that they have written and performed song to highlight the friendly efficiency with which the staff make everyone feel welcome.

Founding band member, Bill Taylor, said: “These hard-working girls bring a smile to our faces as soon as we cross the threshold.

“They’re always happy, bright and attentive.”

The Haverhill Wranglers: Bill Taylor, Gary Capon, Iona Griffey and Jonathan Coe
The Haverhill Wranglers: Bill Taylor, Gary Capon, Iona Griffey and Jonathan Coe

Fellow band member, Gary Capon, added: “Breakfast at the Drabbet Smock is the ideal way to begin a day of music making.”

Multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Coe, owner of Haverhill Guitar School, plays drums, bass and lead-guitar on the recording.

The final member of the band is the exceptionally talented singer-songwriter, Iona Griffey, who enhances the performance with her infectious vibrancy and youthful vitality.

In one of the song’s verses, the band sings: “Those girls are angels through and through, they bring breakfast and coffee that’s hot.

“They keep us in line almost all of the time, the girls at the Drabbet Smock.”

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