A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 12, 2016
“The sun and the sand and a drink in my hand”

"The sun and the sand and a drink in my hand” is a popular one-line verse that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts and posters. The drinking expression was used in three songs from 1979, 1993 and 2002.

Van Halen’s song “Beautiful Girls” (1979) contains the lyrics, “I got a drink in my hand; I got my toes in the sand.” Joe Diffie’s song “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” (1993) contains the lyrics, “Fill my boots up with sand, put a stiff drink in my hand.” Kenny Chesney’s title song of his album No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems (2002) contains the lyrics, “The sun and the sand and a drink in my hand with no bottom.”


5 June 1996, Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), “Weekender Watch” by Janet Smedley, pg. 8C, col. 1:
So SEE ya. I’ll be thinking of you with a drink in my hand and my toes in the sand.

Google Groups: rec.travel.caribbean
Saba or Anguilla for a day trip from St. Martins?
Kevin Fay
3/7/00
If you’re planning just a day trip, my vote is Anguilla.  Who are these people who are saying it’s not scenic!!  Granted the interior is scrubby, but it has the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen in the Caribbean.  Obviously you like to snorkel since you’re getting a prescription mask, go to Anguilla, take the basic trip over to Shoal Bay, walk off the beach, and snorkel, snorkel, snorkel the reef.  If you get hungry or thirsty, go see Uncle Ernie, best goat ribs and coldest beer you’ll find!  Screw that climbing mountains stuff!  I like my toes in the sand and a drink in my hand.

Twitter
Tropics Nation
‏@TropicsNation
Sitting on the beach with a drink in my hand and a toe in the sand.
12:55 PM - 31 Jul 2007

Twitter
Thin Guy
‏@thinguy
♫ The sun and the sand and a drink in my hand with no bottom...♫ http://tinyurl.com/2k7xm8
12:13 PM - 15 Feb 2008

YouTube
Kenny Chesney - No Shoes No Shirt No Problems [ New Video + Lyrics + Download ]
JayArdoryna12
Uploaded on Jul 22, 2009
(...)
No shoes, no shirt, no problems
Blues what blues..hey i forgot ‘em
The sun and the sand and a drink in my hand with no bottom
and no shirt, no shirt, n’ no problems!
No problems

YouTube
Van Halen - Beautiful Girls + lyrics
amindenandel
Uploaded on Jun 18, 2010
(...)
Now, I’m a seaside sittin’, just a smokin’ and a drinkin’;
I’m ringside, on top of the world.
I got a drink in my hand; I got my toes in the sand.
All I need is a beautiful girl.

YouTube
Joe Diffie - Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)
JoeDiffieVEVO
Published on Feb 28, 2014
Music video by Joe Diffie performing Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die). (C) 1993 Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Twitter
The Beachcomber Bar
‏@Beachcomberldn
“The sun,
the sand,
and a drink in my hand.” 🍹🌴☀️🌊 What happens at the beach, stays at the… https://www.instagram.com/p/BEHIYsKljKF/
2:09 PM - 12 Apr 2016
Paddington, London

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, April 12, 2016 • Permalink