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Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider

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Mac 08 Dec 98 - 12:14 PM
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Subject: Lyrics to Drink up the Cider
From: Mac
Date: 08 Dec 98 - 12:14 PM

Does anyone know the words to Drink up the Cider? The chorus goes: "Drink up the cider, drink up the cider, for tonight we'll merry be. We'll knock the milkmaids over, and roll them in the clover. The corn's half-cut and so are we."


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Drink up the Cider
From: Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 08 Dec 98 - 01:46 PM

Is this Adge Cutler and the Wurzel's song? 'Drink up Thy Cider' was, I think, the title track of the first album recorded live by Adge and the boys. They used to perform at a pub in Nailsea in the Bristol area, which is where it was recorded.

Adge himself died some years ago, but the Wurzels went on and did pastiches like 'Brand New Combine Harvester', which was based on Melanie's 'Brand New Pair of Roller Skates', and 'I Am a Cider Drinke', based on 'Una Paloma Blanca'. I'm not sure if that's eclectic. Maybe disreputable is the word I'm looking for.

I started off writing this because I was thinking I had something by Adge Cutler and the Wurzels somewhere in the house, but now I'm not so sure. I'll keep on looking, but as Adge Cutler and the Wurzels have come up in previous threads, I'm sure someone else will oblige.

Cheers,

Bobby Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyrics to Drink up the Cider
From: DonMeixner
Date: 11 Dec 98 - 12:26 AM

Drink up the Cider is a Tommy Makem song and can be found in his Tommy Makem Songbook. The song book used to be an inducement to subscribe to the Irish Echo

Don


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Subject: Drink Up the Cider
From: GUEST,Irish Brigade
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 01:53 PM

Heard Tommy Makem sing it solo & with Liam Clancy. The chorus: Drink Up the Cider (repeat) For tonight we'll merry be. We'll knock the milkmaids over, then roll them in the clover. For the corn's half cut and so are we.

Your help will be appreciated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: Hollowfox
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 03:07 PM

Also done by the Liverpool duo Jacqui & Bridie, but I don't know if the ever recorded it. Try "Drink up thee cider" (thee=your) in your search. Good luck.


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRINK UP THE CIDER
From: SeanM
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 04:31 PM

It doesn't look as if the lyrics are in the DT, so here goes (for the version that my group sings):

DRINK UP THE CIDER

Drink up the cider jar, pass us round the jug
Drink up the cider jar, my lips are all tied up
Eat up all your smelt, then loosen up your belt
And there's still more cider in the jar

(Chorus)
Drink up the cider, drink up the cider
For tonight, we'll merry be
We'll knock the millstones over
And roll them in the clover
The cider's jarred, and so are we

Drink up the cider jar, things are going far
Drink up the cider jar, we're getting quite a start
My cheeks are getting redder, my sight is getting better
And there's still more cider in the jar

(Chorus)

Drink up the cider jar, get up off the mat
Drink up the cider jar, now aren't I getting fat?
I can't get off my perch, and I'm not going to church
And there's still more cider in the jar

(Chorus)

Drink up the cider jar, get it in your chest
Drink up the cider jar, it's time I had a rest
There's nothing like more cider to make my smile grow wider
And there's still more cider in the jar
^^

Here's a prayer to the gods of HTML that I remembered to close all those damn brackets...

M


Makem & Clancy recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npZTq-ezlAA

Wurzels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7onOJ-QgXY0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: MMario
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 04:33 PM

"Close, Close, damned bracket!

looks like it worked!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: bill\sables
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 04:48 PM

I think it was written by Adge Cuttler who was lead singer with the Worzels before he died.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: Hollowfox
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 05:00 PM

Instead of "the cider's jarred and so are we", J&B sang "the corn's half cut and so are we"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: SeanM
Date: 28 Mar 00 - 05:57 PM

There're several versions out there. A few of us dug up a bit more bawdy of a rendition, with a chorus including "we'll knock your daughters over", and lyrics slightly changed to reflect that...

I've also heard something to the effect of "Pass it 'round and then we'll merry be" rather than "for tonight..."

Ain't folk wonderful?

M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: GUEST,Irish Brigade
Date: 29 Mar 00 - 12:30 PM

Thanks, friends! I've got enough tips to put together a nice version in case we're ever asked to sing it again.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: GUEST,Wendy
Date: 25 Mar 10 - 07:42 AM

The Yetties (still performing) play Drink Up Ye Cider, in fact Pete Shuttler was an early player with Adge Cutler prior to the Yetties days.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: GUEST
Date: 27 May 17 - 06:13 PM

"Drink up thy cider Jarge [George]", it's supposed to be.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Up the Cider
From: BobL
Date: 28 May 17 - 04:01 AM

Lyrics at http://www.thewurzels.com/lyricsdrinkup.htm


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