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Subject: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: KathyW
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 01:46 AM

I'm going to take a beer brewing course this summer, and apparently one of the planned evening social activities is that we will all be encouraged to learn one or more traditional beer drinking songs.

The organizers' plan is that we will learn a specific German drinking song if none of the people in the class can come up with anything else, or to learn additional songs if people in the class know them. While I'm all for the default song ("Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen") it doesn't actually mention BEER or drinking. It seems like this would be a great opportunity to learn a fun song and maybe get people to sing it with me. Can anyone here suggest any good, easy to learn beer drinking songs in any language?


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Silas
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 03:04 AM

Well, there is the beer drinking song from the opera 'The Stupid Prince' - He was the one who stayed a frog all his life. (C. mike harding)


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 03:09 AM

Kathy there are scores of English beer drinking songs.
Oh good Ale, John Barleycorn,Bring us a barrel,Old Dun Cow Caught Fire,.....


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 03:23 AM

The Barley Mow
Drink Boys Drink
Pretty well anything from "the Tale of Ale".

But outstandingly, a couple of Tenterden fests ago there was an american - I think he was an academic, but I don't know his name - who brought the house down in the closing singaround with a song that went step by step through the brewing process describing each physical operation and chemical chemical change with precision.

The style was rather like some Tom Lehrer songs.

It would be most fitting - so I hope these vague details help yo find the song or singer.


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: ossonflags
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 03:33 AM

Great one is Beer Beer Beer - Charly Mopps the man who invented beer,

Fureys among others.Go to You Tube for video


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Stu
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 03:45 AM

When Jones's Ale Was New


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: melodeonboy
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 05:16 AM

"In Heaven There Is No Beer".

I believe this (well, the tune at least) was originally from Germany or Czechoslovakia, and has four verses in English and one in German! Let me know if you're interested and I'll sort out the lyrics for you.


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 05:22 AM

It has to be this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtUgarayU3g


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 05:42 AM

And here is another

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaGJFvLWDmk


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 05:46 AM

And another

Have a Drink on Me sung by Lonnie Donegan


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 05:50 AM

This one makes me laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of0Lfy9nsio&feature=related


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Two of a Hind
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 06:53 AM

You could also try Fathom the Bowl (Trad) or Harvey Andrews English Ale and if you'r realy looking for an exceptional song The Manch by Keith Marsden


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 07:17 AM

Drink let's drink
And raise a merry glass
Drink to the scent of the rising grass
For every good man, every woman, lad and lass
Sing summer is a comin in again

This song is posted somewhere in Mudcat, but I cannot find it.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DOUGH, RAY, ME
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 07:39 AM

Ahhh - Kathy you are tapping the bung on the two things that first had me staggering into the DT collection; brewing and song. I will cogitate on this awhile and let it ferment.

You are in for a grand adventure - and if you stay long enough - much controversy similar to the discussions on "what is real folk?"

For a light hearted one - easy to sing and learn - certainly not Trad - try the D0-RAY-MI beer song to the Sound of Music one's tune. EVERYONE knows the tune and can chime in on the last of each line - by the third time through - most will be singing with you. Search is down at the moment....or I would give you the link.

DOUGH, RAY, ME
(Melody: Do, Re, Mi)
Dough, the stuff, that buys me beer,
Ray, the guy who serves me beer,
Me, the guy, who drinks me beer,
Fa, a long way to the john,
So, I'll have another beer,
La, I'll have another beer,
Tea, no thanks I'll have a beer,
And that brings us back to,
Dough . . . (etc)

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

(My hunch is technically you will be brewing ale.)


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 08:03 AM

Why not a realistic drinking song?

Peter


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 09:11 AM

Oh Good Ale
Sung by Bob, Ron and John Copper on the Song for Every Season LP.

It is of good ale to you I'll sing
And to good ale I'll always cling,
I like my mug filled to the brim
And I'll drink all you'd like to bring,

O, good ale, thou art my darling,
Thou art my joy both night and morning.

Full words on the Copperfamily website


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Subject: Lyr Add: JOHN BARLEYCORN
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 09:35 AM

JOHN BARLEYCORN

The Songwainers, at the suggestion of Ken Langsbury's brother, sang this to the tune of 'We plough the fields and scatter'

There were three men came out of Kent
Their fortunes for to try
And these three men made a solemn vow
John Barleycorn should die
So they ploughed him deep into furrows
and they laid clods o'er his head
And these three men all rejoicing went
John Barleycorn was dead

Chorus: Put your wine into glasses
Put your cider into old tin cans
Put Barleycorn in the nut brown bowl
For he's proved the strongest man

So the sun shone warm and the wind blew strong
And it rained in a day or so
John Barleycorn sought the wind and the rain
And he soon began to grow
But the rye began to grow as well
It grew up strong but tall
John Barleycorn grew short and sweet
And he proved them liars all

Chorus

So they hired men with scythes
For to cut him off at knee
And worse than that, poor Barleycorn
They served him barbarously
Then they hired men with pitchforks
To toss him into a barn
And when they've tossed John Barleycorn
They've tied him down with thorns

Chorus

Then they hired men with thrashes
To beat him high and low.
They came smick-smack upon poor Jack's back
Until the place began to flow.
Then they put him into a mashin' bin
Thinking to burn his tail,
And when he came out they changed his name
For they called him "Home-brewed Ale".


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: breezy
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 09:48 AM

Dont let the Germans in

so

my recommendations would be

in no particular order, though I prefer the first one





'Oh Good ale' an excellent choice, easy chorus

'Bring us a Barrel' by K M is another

Ale ale 'Glorious Ale'
served up in pewter it tells its own tale...is another but the west country accent does help when it comes to ' give I boiled parsnips and a girt dish of ... and a lump of fatty bacon , and a pint of good ale'

These all stand well when sung accapella and

they are about beer

they all have rousing choruses

but should really be sung by a man

with a beard, so get one, a beard that is, false obviously

go for it

Do you know the tunes ?


Ignore Villan , he's just bored

the manch would atke years to learn and

if all esle fails

'Come Landlord fill the whatsisname until it doth etc


have fun


and loads of beer


Tuesday 12th May cellarfolk


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Louie Roy
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 10:00 AM

The friend who makes it four
The pub has no beer


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 10:18 AM

Tom Brown :

Here's to you, Tom Brown
And to you, me jolly soul.
Here's to you with all my heart
And with you I'll drink a quart.
With you I'll take a glass or two
Before we have to part.

Here's to you, Tom Brown (bis)

This might be in Digitrad.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE CARD SONG
From: Bryn Pugh
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 10:45 AM

Oh the Ace will take the King, but the King will take the Queen
And since we're in good company, wel''ll drink here all the e'en,
Here's to you, Tom Brown, etc

The Queen will take the Jack, but the Jack will take the ten
And since we're in good company, we'll get them in again
Here's to you, etc.

The nine will take the eight, but the eight will take the seven
And since we're in good company, we'll drink till gone eleven
Here's to you, etc.

The seven will take the six, but the six will take the five
And since we're in good company, we'll drink while we're alive
Here's to you, etc.

The five will take the four, but the four will take the trey
And since we're in good company, we'll drink till break of day
Here's to you, etc.

The trey will take the deuce, but the Ace will take them all
And since we're in good company, we won't go home at all.
Here's to you, etc.


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Subject: Lyr Add: NEWCASTLE BROWN (Ted Edwards)
From: Greenm
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 11:00 AM

Back in the sixties a young chap from Manchester who played a five string guitar (Ted Edwards) produced the following about an iconic North East beer, Newcastle Brown. I left Manchester in 1974 to live in the North East and found out first hand about "Newkie Brown" - its all true. I don't know if Ted is still around or if he is still touring the world...........

A Long time ago in the land of the Tyne
The Natives were all getting tired of wine
So they dredged up some mud from the Tyne river bed
Added gallons of nitro and then proudly said…

Call it Newcastle Brown, Newcastle Brown
It's the finest old bear that you'll find in this town
I'd walk many a mile
To site here in style
And drink of the Newcastle Brown

A drunken young Geordie got married quite quick
To a pretty young lass that he'd put up the – stairs
On the night of the wedding her face was quite red
For it wasn't a jerry stuck under the bet it was…

Newcastle Brown, Newcastle Brown
It's the finest old bear that you'll find in this town
I'd walk many a mile
To site here in style
And drink of the Newcastle Brown

A Japanese tourist went back to Japan
And when he was asked by the Jap customs man
"What have you to declare" he said "six Wedgwood plates,
A bottle of whiskey and twenty six crates…"

Of Newcastle Brown, Newcastle Brown
It's the finest old bear that you'll find in this town
I'd walk many a mile
To site here in style
And drink of the Newcastle Brown

A wayward young climber who fell from a fell
Parted soul from his body and went down to hell
As he entered the furnace what did he find
There was the Devil out of his mind drinking…..

Newcastle Brown, Newcastle Brown
It's the finest old bear that you'll find in this town
I'd walk many a mile
To site here in style
And drink of the Newcastle Brown


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 11:25 AM

At the Nottingham folk club years ago 'Wocco' who went off to be a gamekeeper, used to sing a song about Nottingham's own Shipstone ale.

The chorus went ( to the tune of Rule Britannia)

   Rule Britannia,
   God bless Ivor Thirst.
   We'll keep drinking Shipstones
   Till we burst.


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 11:47 AM

Now then Breezy, you cheeky wipper snapper, get back to your busking :-)


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: GUEST,Emily S
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 02:02 PM

How about "I Likes a drop of good beer?" Not sure if that's really the title. You can hear the Men of Houston Morris Dancers sing it on youtube here: Men of Houston Morris and the St. Arnold Polka

If this link doesn't work, just search youtube for "MOH Morris Dancers"

The video is cute and features me too whining about being out of beer!

Cheers.
Emily


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: The Villan
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 02:14 PM

LOL very funny Emily :-)


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Subject: Lyr Add: HALF A PINT OF ALE (from Gus Elen)
From: Tug the Cox
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 02:15 PM

What about.

HALF A PINT OF ALE
(Sung by Gus Elen)

        View some good "qhoth-quotes"
and, God forbid! A Pub with NO BEER!

I hates the blokes that talks about
The things that they like to drink.
Such as tea, or coffee, cocoa or milk;
Well, of such things I never think.
Now, I'm plain in me habits, and plain in me food,
And what I says is this.
That a bloke that drinks such rubish with his meals,
Well, I always gives him a miss.

Chorus:

'Cos fer breakfast I never thinks of havin' tea.
I likes me half a pint of ale.
And fer dinner I likes a little bit of meat,
And half a pint of ale.
Now fer tea I likes a little bit of fish,
And half a pint of ale.
But fer supper I likes a crust of bread and chees,
And a pint and a half of ale.

Now this is how I looks at it,
And I think you'll agree with me.
I've never seen a bloke get drunk in me life
On cocoa, coffee or tea.
You'd think I'd pay one and eight a pound fer tea,
But the thought makes me feel queer.
When I think of what you get fer another half a crown;
Such a pretty little barrel of beer!

Chorus:

'Cos fer breakfast I never thinks of havin' tea.
I likes me half a pint of ale.
And fer dinner I likes a little bit of meat,
And half a pint of ale.
Now fer tea I likes a little bit of fish,
And half a pint of ale.
But fer supper I likes a crust of bread and chees,
And a gallon and a half of ale.

Now folks what drinks such stuff as that
Are always looking pale.
They've pains in their tummies and pains in their backs,
But I never have pains with ale.
I always feel happy and I always feel right,
When I've had a glass or two,
So why should I drink corfee or tea,
When there's plenty of ale for two?

Chorus:

'Cos fer breakfast I never thinks of havin' tea.
I likes me half a pint of ale.
And fer dinner I likes a little bit of meat,
And half a pint of ale.
Now fer tea I likes a little bit of fish,
And half a pint of ale.
But fer supper I likes a crust of bread and chees,
And a barrel and a half of ale.


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Subject: Lyr Add: STEIN SONG
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 03:48 PM

The University of Maine "Stein Song," as popularized by Rudy Vallee,
is an old evergreen favorite:

"Come, fill the steins to dear old Maine,
Shout till the rafters ring
Stand and drink a toast once again
Let every loyal Maine man sing

Then drink to all the happy hours
Drink to the careless days
Drink to Maine, our alma mater
The college of our hearts always

To the trees, to the sky, to the Spring and its glorious happiness
To the youth, to the fire, to the light that is moving and calling us
To the gods, to the fate, to the rulers of men and their destinies
To the lips, to the eyes, to the girls who will love us someday

Oh, fill the steins to dear old Maine
Shout till the rafters ring
Stand and drink a toast once again
Let every loyal Maine man sing

Then drink to all the happy hours
Drink to the careless days
Drink to Maine, our alma mater
The college of our hearts always

To the trees, to the sky, to the Spring and its glorious happiness
To the youth, to the fire, to the light that is moving and calling us
To the gods, to the fate, to the rulers of men and their destinies
To the lips, to the eyes, to the girls who will love us someday

Oh, fill the steins to dear old Maine
Shout till the rafters ring
Stand and drink a toast once again
Let every loyal Maine man sing

Then drink to all the happy hours
Drink to the careless days
Drink to Maine, our alma mater
The college of our hearts always"


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 04:25 PM

Try this one for size.. I have heard it sung much better. [GLORIOUS ALE]


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 04:55 PM

Incidentally.. that is one of the songs suggested by Keith at the beginning of the thread... along with another great "Bring us a barrel"... seems they went unnoticed.
Best wishes, Mike.


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 08:23 PM

Villian - It would help if you would post the at least the song TITLE (group would be nice) - before broadcasting the you-tube links.

You advice is wearing thin. It is next to useless.

Perhaps, also, a personal reason why YOU are suggesting the song will help re-establish your credibility..."makes me laugh" is closer - but elaborate.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

Of course, asking for a DT link or a transcription of the lyrics would be way TOO MUCH to ask of YOU in a discussion forum.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HOME BREWED
From: JWB
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 09:50 PM

I learned this traditional song from a photocopy someone gave me in the 1980s. The notes on the page described it as coming from (I think I remember this rightly) Lincolnshire, and the lyrics were written out in dialect. Lord knows where the photocopy is today, so this is from memory, and sans dialect. But Kathy, it fits your purpose to a tee. If you want the tune let me know and we'll figure how to get it to you.

Home Brewed

There's naught in this world like my own chimney nook
When my chair up to the fire I've pulled,
And my wife has just rocked the wee baby asleep
And then fetched me a mug of home-brewed.

Refrain
Home-brewed, home-brewed,
And then fetched me a mug of home-brewed.

She smiles, does the old dame, as a new bride just wed,
When her caps and her napkins she's blued,
And then warmed up her face with a blink of the old light
That shines in a mug of home-brewed.

Refrain
Home-brewed, home-brewed,
That shines in a mug of home-brewed.

My house is my castle has often been sung
Where no king, duke or lord dare intrude.
But it needs no hard fighting to keep out a foe
When I truce with a mug of home-brewed.

Refrain

There once came a bothering a neighbor at the door
And his nose into the keyhole he screwed.
But he soon scampered back to his father the dhule [sic]
When he saw I'd a mug of home-brewed.

Refrain

It'll help us to fettle both the nation and the laws
And to solder up many a feud,
And if the world has gone wrong we can right it again
By the power in a mug of home-brewed.

Refrain

So come to my elbow thy primest of drinks
With the rarest of pleasures imbued.
The jolliest neighbor to jog with through life
Is a full poaching mug of home-brewed.

Refrain


Jerry


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Subject: Lyr Add: IN MÜNCHEN STEHT EIN HOFBRÄUHAUS
From: Padre
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 10:01 PM

Here's the classic Oktoberfest song:

In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa
Da läuft so manches Fäßchen aus:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa
Da hat so manche braver Mann:
Eins, zwei, g'suffa
Gezeigt was er so vertragen kann
Schon früh am Morgen fing er an
Und spät am Abend kam er heraus
So schön ist's im Hofbräuhaus.

Padre (Oktoberfest 1965, 1966)


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: KathyW
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 11:15 PM

Wow, thanks you guys for the all the great suggestions! There are several here that I don't know the tunes for that I will have to look up. But the titles "Glorious Ale," "Oh Good Ale" and "Bring Us A Barrel" certainly sound promising.   (YouTube is being uncooperative at the moment, or I'd look them up now.) "Home Brewed" also appears very a propos, and "Here's to you Tom Brown." There are a lot of songs here I now want to learn.

Richard Bridge: the "technical" brewing song you describe sounds excellent. You don't remember a line from it or anything like that? I'll have to see if I can track it down somewhere because it sounds ideal for the brewing class.

Breezy: What you wrote about some of these songs just sounding better when sung by a man, particularly a bearded one, made me laugh out loud. I like to sing sea shanties and so have run into that problem before. :-)   I hope a significant number of my classmates will have beards and will be able to help out.


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 27 Apr 09 - 11:40 PM

JWB - those lyrics capture the true nature of homebrewing - warming, satisfying, independent, tax-free, and a wife to scrub the vessels.

Kathy - if you are looking for the simpilist of lyrics "Home-Brew"...may also be substituted for the "Home Grown" section of the cannibus grower's theme song.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

I believe its roots are within a Jordy chant.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GLORIOUS BEER (Leggett/Godwin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Mar 14 - 11:30 PM

You can hear this song at YouTube:


GLORIOUS BEER
Words by Steve Leggett; music by Will Godwin; ©1895.
As recorded by Dan W. Quinn, 1899.

1. I won't sing of sherbet and water,
For sherbet with beer will not rhyme.
The working man can't afford champagne.
It's a bit more than fivepence a time.
So I'll sing you a song of a gargle,
A gargle that I love so dear.
I allude to that grand institution,
That beautiful tonic called beer, beer, beer.

CHORUS: Beer, beer, glorious beer!
Fill yourselves right up to here.
Drink a good deal of it.
Make a good meal of it.
Stick to your old-fashioned beer.
Now, don't be afraid of it.
Drink till you're made of it.
Now all together a cheer!
Up with the sale of it!
Down with a pail of it!
Glorious, glorious beer!

2. It's the daddy of all lubricators.
The best thing there is for your neck.
Can be used as a gargle or lotion,
By persons of every sect.
Now we know who the goddess of wine was,
But was there a goddess of beer?
If so, let us drink to her health, boys,
And wish that we just had her here, here, here. CHORUS TWICE.


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Subject: RE: Beer drinking song suggestion needed
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 11 Mar 14 - 11:42 AM

Bring us a Barrel


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