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Posted By: sciencegeek
29-Nov-12 - 07:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'juice of barley', song from about 1690
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'juice of barley', song from about 1690 which I forgot to include in my copy paste....

that is where I got it from & in my too fast scrolling down the thread missed it's match to SOMEONE ELSE"S POST

Subject: Lyr Add: A CUP OF OLD STINGO
From: Q - PM
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 02:42 PM

Merry Drollery Complete, 1661 (1691 ed.)
and then
Subject: ADD: Stingo
From: GUEST,999 - PM
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 02:08 AM

Also called the Oyle of Barley, or Juice of Barley. Later called Cold and Raw.
The song "A Cup of Old Stingo" from the Merry Drollery Complete (1661):

my mea culpa will be that it is the crack of dawn for me...

PS... I had no trouble with singing this to the tune, even as less than awake I was... the original dance tune works just fine...

I think of Malcolm Douglas whenever I hear the tune... really regret never getting to meet him... a fine gentleman