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Thread #11737   Message #88686
Posted By: dick greenhaus
22-Jun-99 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Trad. American Drinking Songs?
Subject: Trad. American Drinking Songs?
I was having a discussion on this subject with Jeff Warner, who introduced "Boys, Shove Your Grog Around" [RAFTSMAN'S SONG] as the only traditional American Drinking song he knew. I countered with "Johnny, fill up the bowl" [FOR BALES], "RYE WHISKEY", "LITTLE BROWN JUG", "MOUNTAIN DEW" and "FAREWELL TO GROG"

Looking particularly for others that were current in the 19th Century. While I agree that there's no U.S. drinking song tradition to compare with those of England, Ireland, Scotland and Germany, I also think that there should be some others.