The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115488 Message #3908090
Posted By: Steve Gardham
26-Feb-18 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Ale, ale, glorious ale
Subject: RE: Origins: Ale, ale, glorious ale
In the booklet to 'I wish there was no Prisons' MTCD372, Mike Yates says there is another version on MTCD252 sung by Charlie Showers of Somerset.
There's a song 'Glorious Beer' dated 1895 referred to in Kilgarriff but this is very likely a different song. Kilgarriff has nothing under the usual or obvious possible titles for our song, which again points to a later rather than an earlier song. Until somebody comes up with a 78 or sheet music we're stymied. I'd say 1930s if pushed.