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Thread #24205   Message #1891372
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Nov-06 - 11:14 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: ADD: I Likes a Drop of Good Beer
This being Thanksgiving and a day for celebrating gluttony and such, maybe we need these words of inspiration from the American Memory Collection of the Library of Congress.

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American Song Sheets, Series 2, Volume 1


I LIKES A DROP OF GOOD BEER.


One of Harry Pearson's Celebrated Comic Songs, as sung by H. C. WINTON, at his popular Social Scirées.

I'm Roger Rough, a ploughman,
A ploughman's son am I,
And like my thirsty feyther,
My throttle's always dry;
Let t' world go wrang, to me it's reet..
What need I interfere?..
I work and I sing from morn till neet,
And then I drinks my beer;
For, I likes a drop o' good beer, I does.
I'm fond of a drop o' good beer, I is;
Let gentlemen fine sit down to their wine,
But I likes a drop o' good beer, I does.

There's Sarah, that's my wife, sir,
Loves beer as well as me,
Who's the happiest woman in life, sir,
Who's happy as woman can be:
Who does her work, takes care t'bairns..
No gossiping neighbors near..
And, as every Saturday neet returns,
Like me, Sal drinks her beer;
For, Sarah likes her beer, she does;
She's fond on a drop of good beer, she is:
Let gentlemen fine sit down to their wine,
Sarah she likes her beer, she does.

There's my ow'd man, God bless him!
He's now turned eighty-five;
Hard work can never distress him,
He's the happiest chap alive;
He labors well, 'as gotten his health,
His heart and head is clear;
Possessed of these, he needs no wealth;
So he sings, and drinks his beer;
For, the ow'd man likes his beer, he does,
He's fond on a drop of good beer, he is:
Let gentlemen fine sit down to their wine,
But the ow'd man likes his beer, he does.

So, lads, need no persuasion,
But fill your glasses round;
We'll never fear invasion,
While barley grows i' th' ground;
Let discord cease, and joys increase
Wi' every coming year;
Possessed of these, and blessed wi' peace,
Why, we'll sing and we'll drink our beer;
For, we likes a drop of good beer, we does,
We're fond on a drop of good beer, we is;
Let gentlemen fine sit down to their wine,
But we likes a drop of good beer, we does


Stamped: 152


H. DE MARSAN, Publisher,
54 Chatham Street, New-York.