The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115488   Message #2474553
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
24-Oct-08 - 04:10 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ale, ale, glorious ale
Subject: RE: Origins: Ale, ale, glorious ale
The song's words aren't in the conventional music-hall parody of rustic dialect (as in "Oi comes up from Zummerzet")

There would appear to exist a convention of singing but give I boiled parsnips in a parody of a rustic dialect, one observed in at least two of the singarounds where I've heard this song, and now perpetuated in my own renderings. How many others have encountered this?

I sang it at a recent gig at the Bare Arts Brewery in Todmorden. Anyone in the area with a yen for Glorious craft-brewed Ale, yet yourselves thither!