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Micca 11 Feb 04 - 05:47 AM
Catherine Jayne 11 Feb 04 - 05:59 AM
Mr Happy 11 Feb 04 - 06:15 AM
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Leadfingers 11 Feb 04 - 08:10 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 04:54 AM

Anyone have the full words for this one please?

There's a version in DT but not the one I'm looking for.

The chorus goes:

For tonight we'll merry merry be
For tonight we'll merry merry be
For tonight we'll merry merry be
Tomorrow we'll be sober

Some half remembered verses are:

Here's to the girl who drinks strong ale
And goes home to her mother
Here's to the girl who drinks strong ale
And goes home to her mother
She is ??????
She is ??????
She is ??????
She is ??????
She'll never get another


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 04:56 AM

There's a similar version HERE

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 05:01 AM

Superb Martin!

Cheers for rapid response- its near enpough the one I meant- just have to tweak it a little.

Thanks a lot.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Micca
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 05:47 AM

Mr H, I will put up the slightly different/longer version I have at home when I get in from work this afternoon, it includes the 2 "modern"(ish) additions
"If I had another brick I'd build my chimney higher.."
and " Come into the garden Maud and don't be so particular"


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME LANDLORD FILL THE FLOWING BOWL
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 05:59 AM

Is the one you meant Micca?? I found it in a search of the DT and Forum!! I think it was sung at the Loughstock gathering this year!!!

COME LANDLORD FILL THE FLOWING BOWL

Three jolly coachmen sat in a Bristol Tavern
Three jolly coachmen sat in a Bristol Tavern
And they decided ,
And they decided
And they decided
To have another flagon

Landlord fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over
Come Landlord fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
Tomorrow we'll be sober

Here's to the man who drinks small beer
And goes to bed quite sober,
Here's to the man who drinks small beer
And goes to bed quite sober,
Fade's as the leaves do fade
Fade's as the leaves do fade
Fade's as the leaves do fade
And drop off in October

Here's to the man who drinks strong ale
And goes to bed quite mellow,
Here's to the man who drinks strong ale,
And goes to bed quite mellow.
Lives as he ought to live
Lives as he ought to live
Lives as he ought to live
And dies a jolly good fellow-


Here's to the girl who steals a kiss,
And runs to tell her mother
Here's to the girl who steals a kiss,
And runs to tell her mother
She's a very foolish thing,
She's a very foolish thing,
She's a very foolish thing,
She'll never get another.

Here's to the girl who steals a kiss,
And runs back for another
Here's to the girl who steals a kiss,
And runs back for another
She's a boon to all mankind
She's a boon to all mankind
She's a boon to all mankind
She'll very soon she'll be a mother-

If I had another brick
I'd build by chimney higher
If I had another brick
I'd build by chimney higher
It would stop my neighbour's cat,
It would stop my neighbour's cat,
It would stop my neighbour's cat,
From pissing on my fire

Come, into the garden Maude
And don't be so particular
Come, into the garden Maude
And don't be so particular
If the grass is cold and damp,
If the grass is cold and damp,
If the grass is cold and damp,
We'll do it perpendicular.



Final Chorus
Landlord fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over
Come Landlord fill the flowing bowl,
Until it doth run over
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
For tonight we'll merry, merry be.
Tomorrow we're Hungover


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 06:15 AM

LOL!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: masato sakurai
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 06:29 AM

These editions are at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads:

come landlord fill a flowing bowl [title]

come landlord fill the flowing bowl [title]

flowing bowl [title]

landlord fill a flowing bowl [title]

landlord fill the flowing bowl [tune]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Micca
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 07:52 AM

Yeah Thats it Khatt, Verbatim I must have posted it before and it was harvested


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 08:10 AM

Thats the version I know Catts - Was all set to post it when I saw you'd beaten me to it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 09:18 AM

Its the version I know too Terry...have heard it at alot of festivals and singarounds!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Joe_F
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 06:40 PM

As printed in the University of St. Andrews Students' Union Song Book (1958) & sung at St Andrews about that time, it had the chorus

Wake for the fal-lal-lal-lal-lido,
Wake for the fal-lal-lal-lal-lido,
Wake for the fal-lal-lal-lal-lay!
To-morrow is a holiday.

Most of the stanzas are standard & pretty much as above, but the last one is

Whisky is the remedy
For every kind of evil;
But in the course of time,
It sends you to the deevil.

A U.S. college version in The New Song Fest (1954) has this follow-up to the "runs & tells his mother" stanza:

The little boy who gets a kiss and runs and tells his brother
Does a very useful thing, and brother gets another.

It also has three stanzas for skiers, and one for lumberjacks.


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Subject: Tune Add: LANDLORD FILL THE FLOWING BOWL
From: masato sakurai
Date: 11 Feb 04 - 11:10 PM

From The Most Popular College Songs, revised eiditon (New York: Hinds, Hayden & Eldredge, 1904, 1906, p. 4), where the first note was D, which I have changed to F according to Carmina Princetonia (21st ed., 1927, p. 126):

X:1
T:Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl
M:2/4
L:1/8
B: The Most Popular College Songs, 1906, p. 4
K:Bb
F|B F D F|B B B B|c c c f|d2 B||
w:1.Come, land-lord, fill the flow-ing bowl, Un-til it doth run o-ver,
w:2.The man that drinks good whis-key punch, And goes to bed right mel-low,
w:3.The man who drinks cold wa-ter pure, And goes to bed quite so-ber,
F|(B F) (D F)|B B B B|c c c f|d2 B2||
w:Come, land-lord, fill the flow-ing bowl, Un-til it doth run o-ver.
w:Lives as_ he_ ought to live, And dies a jol-ly fel-low.
w:Falls as_ the_ leaves do fall, So rare-ly in Oc-to-ber.
d3/2 d/ d d|e/ e/ e/ e/ e2|c3/2 c/ c c|d/ d/ d/ d/ d2|
w:For to-night we'll mer-ry, mer-ry be, For to-night we'll mer-ry, mer-ry be,
B3/2 B/ B B|c/ c/ c/ c/ c B|A F G A|B2 B|]
w:For to-night we'll mer-ry, mer-ry be, To-mor-row we'll be so-ber.
W:
W:4. But he who drinks just what he likes,
W:And getteth "half seas over,"
W:Will live until he dies, perhaps,
W:And then lie down in clover.
W:
W:5. A pretty girl that gets a kiss,
W:And goes and tells her mother,
W:Does a very foolish thing,
W:And don't deserve another.


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Subject: Tune Add: COME LANDLORD FILL THE FLOWING BOWL
From: masato sakurai
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 03:21 AM

From The Scottish Students' Song Book (Bayley & Ferguson, 1891, 1897, pp. 186-87):

X:2
T:Come, Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl
M:2/4
L:1/8
B:The Scottish Students' Song Book, pp. 186-87
K:A
A|c A A A|(E E) A A|B B B e|c2 A A|
w:1.Come, land-lord, fill the flow-ing bowl, Un-til it doth run o-ver, Come
c A A A|(E A) A A|B B B B|c2 A2|
w:land-lord, fill the flow-ing bowl Un-til it doth run o-ver,
(c3/2 c/) c3/2 e/|(e/ e/) (d/ d/) d2|(B3/2 B/) B3/2 d/|d/d/ c/c/ c2|
w:For to-night we'll mer-ry, mer-ry be, For to-night we'll mer-ry, mer-ry be,
A3/2 A/ A3/2 c/|c/c/ B/B/ Hd3/2 d/|c B A G|B2 A2||
w:For to-night we'll mer-ry, mer-ry be, To-mor-row we'll be so-ber.
c A3/2 A/ A|A A A A|c B E3/2 E/|E E E E|
w:Wake for the fal-al-al-al-i-do, Wake for the fal-al-al-al-
E d c A/ A/|A A F F|Hd3/2 d/ e3/2 e/|e3/2 d/ c B|A3|]
w:i-do, Wake for the fal-al-al-al-ay! To-mor-row is a ho-li-day.

2. The man who drinketh small beer,
And goes to bed quite sober,
Fades as the leaves do fade,
That drop off in October. Chorus.

3. The man who drinketh strong beer,
And goes to bed right mellow,
Lives as he ought to live,
And dies a jolly good fellow. Chorus.

4. But he who drinks just what he likes,
And getteth half-seas over,
Will live until he dies perhaps,
And then lie down in clover. Chorus.

5. The man who kisses a pretty girl,
And goes and tells his mother,
Ought to have his lips cut off,
And never kiss another. Chorus.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LANDLORD FILL THE FLOWING BOWL
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 12 Feb 04 - 03:25 PM

This song must be universal, at least English-speakers. I remember singing a garbled fragment in grade school, and was assigned an hour's detention. The teacher had a severe look when I showed up, but soon broke up, and corrected the misheard words I had used.

We sang a simple version, which must have been widespread, since it shows up in the volume "Heart Songs, Melodies of Days Gone By," distributed by the National Magazine (Boston, Mass.) in 1909. Page 141, the page after "Oh, Dear, What can the Matter Be?"

Lyr Add: Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl

Come landlord, fill the flowing bowl, Until it doth run over, (2x)
For tonight we'll merry, merry be, (3x)
Tomorrow we'll be sober.

The man that drinks good whiskey punch, And goes to bed quite mellow, (2x)
Lives as he ought to live, (3x)
And dies a jolly fellow.

But he who drinks cold water pure, And goes to bed quite sober (2x)
Falls as the leaves do fall, (3x)
So rarely in October.

But he who drinks just what he likes, And getteth "half seas over," (2x)
Will live until he dies, (3x)
(perhaps,) And then lie down in clover.

The pretty girl that gets a kiss, And goes and tells her mother, (2x)
Does a very foolish thing, (3x)
And don't deserve another.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME LANDLORD FILL A FLOWING BOWL
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 04:51 PM

Transcribed from the broadside at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, Harding B 17(55a).

COME LANDLORD FILL A FLOWING BOWL.

"Printed by T BIRT,
wholesale & retail,
10, Great St Andrew Street
Seven Dials, London.
Country Orders punctually attended to.
Every description of Printing on reasonable terms.
Children's Books, Battledores, Pictures, &c." [1828 or 1829]

Come Landlord fill a flowing bowl,
Until it does run over.
To-night we will merry be,
To-morrow we'll be sober.

He that drinks strong beer,
And goes to bed mellow,
Lives as he ought to live,
And dies a hearty fellow.
                                        Come landlord, &c.

He that drinks small beer,
Goes to bed sober,
Falls as the leaves do,
That die in October.
                                        Come landlord, &c.

Brandy cures the gout,
The colic and the phthisic,
So it is to all men,
The very best of physic.
                                        Come landlord, &c.

He that courts a pretty girl,
And courts her for his pleasure,
Is a fool if he marries her,
Without stores of treasure.
                                        Come landlord, &c.

So now let's dance and sing,
And drive away all sorrow,
For perhaps we may not
Meet again to-morrow.
                                        Come landlord, &c.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Jim McLean
Date: 18 Feb 04 - 11:45 AM

I rang a doorbell this morning and it played the first four bars of 'Come Landlord fill the flowing bowl' ... or at least that's what I thought. The proud Aussie who opened the door informed me it was 'Advance Australia Fair'!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: GUEST,Iasus
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 12:45 PM

This is the version that I learnt with Durham University Treasure Trap (a UK LARP group)

I think it's a very slightly different tune to some of the ones kicking about, because a lot of the words posted about don't quite scan with the tune I know.

There were three jolly coachmen sat in an English tavern (x2)
And they decided (x3)
To have another flagon.

CHORUS:
Come landlord fill my flowing bowl until it doth flow over (x2)
For tonight we'll very merry be (x3)
Tomorrow we'll be sober.

Here's to the man who drinks small beer and goes to bed quite sober (x2)
Falls as the leaves do fall (x3)
He'll die before October.

[chorus]

Here's to the man who drinks strong ale and goes to bed quite mellow (x2)
Lives as he ought to live (x3)
For he's a jolly good fellow.

[chorus]

Here's to the maid who steals a kiss and runs back to her mother (x2)
She's a very foolish girl (x3)
She'll never get another.

[chorus]

Here's to the maid who steals a kiss and comes back for another (x2)
She's a boon to all mankind (x3)
And soon she'll be a mother.

[chorus]

If I had a thousand bricks I'd build my chimney higher (x2)
For to stop the neighbour's cat (x3)
From pissing on my fire

[chorus]

Now come into the garden green,and don't be so particular (x2)
If the grass is cold and damp,(x3)
We'll do it perpendicular.

[chorus]

Come landlord fill my flowing bowl until it doth flow over (x2)
For tonight we'll very merry be (x3)
(slow) Tomorrow we'll be hung over!

~Iasus (Armourer, DUTT)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: Artful Codger
Date: 24 Feb 09 - 12:15 PM

source: A Dictionary of the Isle of Wight Dialect [p.136], by W. H. Long. Reeves & Turner, London/G.A. Brannon & Co, Isle of Wight, 1886. The verses are similar to those in the broadside cited earlier, but the commentary provides information on the song's origin.

Jolly Fellows.

The music of this song is in Chappell's "Popular Music," but is different and inferior to the tune sung in the Island. The song itself is evidently founded on some verses in Fletcher's play of " The Bloody Brother, or Rollo Duke of Normandy," Act I., scene 2.

" Drink to day and drown all sorrow,
You shall perhaps not do it to-morrow;
But while you have it, use your breath,—
There is no drinking after death.

Wine works the heart up, wakes the wit;
There is no cure 'gainst age but it;
It helps the headache, cough, and tissic,
And is for all diseases physic.

Then let us swill, boys, for our health;
Who drinks well—loves the commonwealth;
And he that will to bed go sober,
Falls with the leaf still in October."

[In singing, the third line of each verse is thrice repeated.]


Come landlord, fill the flowing bowl,
Until it does run over;
For to night we'll merry be,
For to night we'll merry be,
For to night we'll merry be,
And to morrow we'll get sober.

He that drinks strong beer,
And goes to bed mellow,
Lives as he ought to live,
And dies a hearty fellow.

But he that drinks small beer,
And goes to bed sober,
Falls as the leaves fall,
That fall in chill October.

Strong beer cures the pout.
The colic, and the phthisic ;
And it is for all men
The very best of physic.

He that courts a pretty girl,
He courts her for his pleasure;
Fool if he ever marries her,
Without great store of treasure.

So now come let us dance and sing,
And drive away all sorrow ;
For perhaps we may not
Meet again to morrow.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE THREE JOLLY POSTBOYS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 01:22 PM

From Old Coaching Days by Stanley Harris (London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1882)


THE THREE JOLLY POSTBOYS

1. Three jolly postboys drinking at the Dragon,
Three jolly postboys drinking at the Dragon,
And they determined, and they determined,
And they determined to finish out the flagon.

2. Punch cures the gout, the colic, and the phthisic,
Punch cures the gout, the colic, and the phthisic,
And it is allowed to be, and it is allowed to be,
And it is allowed to be the very best of physic.

3. Landlord, fill the bowl till it does flow over,
Landlord, fill the bowl till it does flow over,
For there's not a jolly soul, for there's not a jolly soul,
For there's not a jolly soul that goes to bed sober.

4. He that drinks and goes to bed sober,
He that drinks and goes to bed sober,
Falls as the leaves fall, falls as the leaves fall,
Falls as the leaves fall, and dies in October.

5. He that drinks and goes to bed mellow,
He that drinks and goes to bed mellow,
Lives as he ought to live, lives as he ought to live,
Lives as he ought to live, and dies a jolly fellow.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: sapper82
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 03:33 PM

Two verses I made up quite a while ago:

Here's to the lads who dance the Morris,
With bells and sticks a'plenty
Here's to the lads who dance the Morris,
With bells and sticks a'plenty
They are fine upstanding men,
They are fine upstanding men,
They are fine upstanding men,
May their tankards never be empty.

Here's to the girls who Morris Dance,
With smiles upon their faces,
Here's to the girls who Morris Dance,
With smiles upon their faces,
But they look very strange to me,
But they look very strange to me,
But they look very strange to me,
The bounce in all the wrong places!

The last line is accompanied by appropriate hand actions!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
From: GUEST,Ebor_fiddler
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 06:19 PM

What's the beer that's always best?
Watney's draught Red Barrel.
The flavoured brew that beats the rest?
Watneys draught Red Barrel.
Drink Red Barrel near or far
In pub or club or any bar
It's always best whereever you are
Trust Watney's draught Red Barrel.

The stuff was awful - even by 1960's low standards!


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