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So sing a song, a drinking song

GUEST,Clive B 20 Sep 12 - 05:57 PM
McGrath of Harlow 20 Sep 12 - 06:23 PM
Nigel Parsons 21 Sep 12 - 05:57 AM
GUEST,Chords 21 Sep 12 - 11:11 AM
Snuffy 22 Sep 12 - 03:52 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 22 Sep 12 - 11:43 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 22 Sep 12 - 11:59 AM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Sep 12 - 12:20 PM
GUEST 26 Apr 13 - 09:32 AM
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Subject: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: GUEST,Clive B
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 05:57 PM

Can anyone tell me who wrote the song I know as "A Drinking Song"?

It has the following opening lines to the first verse:

Of all the songs, I'd like to sing
A drinking song's the best, sir,
And with my pint pot in my hand
I'll put it to the test, sir.

The chorus is:

So sing a song, a drinking song
And sing it just for pleasure
And when that song be o'er and done
We'll have another measure.

I'd like to have a go at it but would prefer to be able to credit the author.

I have the words to the remainder of the song, which deal with morris men dancing, drinking and singing in Padstow on 1st May, so I only need to know the author.

Can anyone help, please?

Clive B


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Subject: RE: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 06:23 PM

For a moment there I thought someone had done a rewrite of the Irish National Anthem...


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Subject: RE: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 05:57 AM

Lovely double use of 'measure' in that last line :)


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Subject: RE: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: GUEST,Chords
Date: 21 Sep 12 - 11:11 AM

Has anyone the chords for this and full lyrics?


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Subject: RE: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: Snuffy
Date: 22 Sep 12 - 03:52 AM

The tune is "The Vicar of Bray" - you should be able to find plenty of websites with the chords for that.

Clive (the OP) has the full lyrics.


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Subject: RE: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Sep 12 - 11:43 AM

Boy Wouldn't It Be Nice to See Those Lyrics (maybe even the chords)

In This Thread???

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

lazy - just plain lazy


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Subject: RE: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 22 Sep 12 - 11:59 AM

Sing, Sing A Song

Melody: Same (the Carpenters) Credits: Smoking Wiener, Rocket Shitty HHH (Arkansas)
by way of The Half Mind Hash Hymnal

Sing, sing a song,
Sing out bawdy,
Sing out strong,
Sing of good trails not bad,
Sing of happy not sad.

Sing, sing a song,
Make it simple to last,
The whole hash long,
Don't worry that it's not,
Clean enough for little ones'
Ears to hear, Just sing, sing a song.


Sing, sing a song,
Let the circle sing along,
Sing of sex there could be,
Sing for you and for me.

Sing, sing a song,
Make it simple to last,
The whole hash long,
Don't worry that it's not,
Clean enough for little ones'
Ears to hear, Just sing, sing a song.
So drink it down down down, etc.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

hash house harriers love their beer and song


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Subject: RE: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Sep 12 - 12:20 PM

"Sing of happy not sad."

Naah. I've always found it's the sad songs that can really lift the heart. The "happy songs" bring you down.


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Subject: RE: So sing a song, a drinking song
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Apr 13 - 09:32 AM

Hi Clive,

I am a member of Victory Morris and we are currently recording a CD consisting of a small number of the songs we sing as a 'Side' the 'Drinking Song' being one of them. Like you I was stumped concerning who wrote it for the CD notes and after a lot of stone turning Ken Stephens, folk singer/songwriter wrote the words with a little help from Peter Watkinson to the tune of the Vicar of Bray. Ken lives in the Southampton area.
All the best
John


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