The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24205   Message #274632
Posted By: Jeri
09-Aug-00 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: Lyr Add: IN PRAISE OF ALCOHOL (Robert W. Service^^
Bottle o' the Best for single malt fanatics.

Here's one I didn't see in the DT and could do the tune up (next week - I'm going away for the weekend) if anyone's interested.

In Praise of Alcohol
Words: Robert W. Service
Set to music by David Parry

Of vintage wine I am a lover
To drink deep would be my delight
If 'twere not for the bleak hangover
I'd get loaded every night
I'd whoop it up with songs and laughter,
Whoop it up with songs and laughter
Whoop it up with songs and laughter
If 'twere not for the morning after.

Although to soberness I'm given
It is a thought I've often thunk
The nearest that is earth to heaven
Is to get sublimely drunk
Is to achieve divine elation
To achieve divine elation
To achieve divine elation
By means of generous libation

Alas, the winecups claim their payment
And as the price is often pain
If we could know what morning grey meant
We never would get soused again
Rather than buy a hobnailed liver
Rather than buy a hobnailed liver
Rather than buy a hobnailed liver
I'm sure that we'd abstain forever.

But how I love that glow of liquor
As joyfully I drink it up
Hoping that unto life's last flicker
With praise I'll raise the ruby cup
So let me like a jolly monk
So let me like a jolly monk
So let me like a jolly monk
Proceed to get sublimely drunk.