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Lyr Req/Add: Drink Puppy Drink (Whyte-Melville)

donf@mediaone.net 11 Nov 97 - 12:24 AM
jspereira@pobox.com 04 Aug 98 - 08:45 PM
JB3 06 Aug 98 - 05:11 AM
Wolfgang 10 Mar 99 - 02:06 PM
dick greenhaus 10 Mar 99 - 02:11 PM
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Subject: Lyric: Drink Puppy Drink
From: donf@mediaone.net
Date: 11 Nov 97 - 12:24 AM

Looking for lyrics of Drink Puppy Drink, an english fox hunting/Drink song. It starts like this:
    Here's to the fox with his den in the rocks,
    And here's to the trail we will follow.
    Here's to the hound with his nose to the ground,
    ???? Thats all I know ???


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Subject: Drink Puppy Drink
From: jspereira@pobox.com
Date: 04 Aug 98 - 08:45 PM

Greetings,

I'd be interested in finding the lyrics for "Drink Puppy Drink". It's my understanding that it's an old drinking song, and what I do remember goes something like this:

Now, drink puppy drink, and let every puppy drink
That's old enough to lap and to swallow
For he'll turn into a hound as we pass the bottle round
As merrily we whoop and we hollo

That's the chorus, and the rest is all verses mostly extolling the charms of women. I remember something about,

Here's to the lass with a bosom of snow,
Now to the one who's as brown as a berry,
Here's to the one with her eyes full of woe
Now to the one who is merry


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: JB3
Date: 06 Aug 98 - 05:11 AM

I know an appalachian clogging step called "drink puppy, drink" but didn't know it was the name of a song. I'll post this and send your request back to the top of the queue.

June


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: Wolfgang
Date: 10 Mar 99 - 02:06 PM

I now found four verses. Is there still interest?

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 10 Mar 99 - 02:11 PM

Wolfgang- You know better than that! There's always interest. dick


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRINK PUPPY DRINK (G.J. Whyte-Melville)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 10 Mar 99 - 02:32 PM

Dick, it's late here and I wanted to go home and that first post was rather a wish not to type any more line today than a serious question, but you were so quick that I cannot but respond now.

Drink, Puppy, drink
(G.J. Whyte-Melville)

Here's to the fox in the earth below the rocks
and here's to the line that we follow,
and here's to the hound with his nose upon the ground,
tho' merrily we whoop and we holloa!

Chorus: Then drink, puppy, drink,
and let ev'ry puppy drink,
that is old enough to lap and to swallow;
for he'll grow into a hound,
so we'll pass the bottle 'round,
and merrily we'll whoop and we'll holloa.

Here's to the horse and to the rider too, of course,
and here's to the rally o' the hunt, boys;
Here's a health to every friend, who can struggle to the end,
and here's to the Tally-ho in front, boys.

Here's to the gap and the timber that we rap,
here's to the white thorn, and the black, too;
And here's to the pace that puts life into the chase,
and the fence that gives a moment to the pack, too.

Oh! The pack is staunch and true, now they run from scent to view,
and it's worth the risk to life and limb and neck, boys;
to see them drive and stoop till they finish with 'Who-whoop',
forty minutes on the grass without a check, boys.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: Robin
Date: 11 Mar 99 - 03:34 AM

This sounds like:

Here's to the maiden of blushing fifteen,
Here's to the widow of fifty.
Here's to flaunting, extravant Queen,
And here's to the housewife that's thrifty.

Chorus
Let the toast pass, drink to the lass.
I warrant she'll prove an excuse for the glass.

Here's to the maid with the bossom of snow, and
Her who sits brown as a berry.
Here's to the wife with a face full of woe,
And here's to the damsel that's merry.

Here's to charmer whose dimples we prize, and
Now to the girl who has none, sir.
Here's to the lass with a pair of blue eyes,
And here's to the nymph with but one, sir.

The tune would fit and there are similar phrases.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Lyric: Drink Puppy Drink
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 07:43 AM

http://members.aol.com/FLASHMANHP/puppy.html

Drink Puppy Drink

We are informed by a reliable source that this is the tune and these are some of the words to Flashman's favorite drinking and galloping song, Drink, Puppy, Drink....

Here's to the fox 
In his earth below the rocks! 
And here's to the line that we follow, 
And here's to the hound 
With his nose upon the ground, 
Though merrily we whoop and we hollow. 

Then drink puppy drink, 
And let every puppy drink 
That is old enough to lap and to swallow; 

For he'll grow into a hound, 
So we'll pass the bottle 'round, 
And merrily we'll whoop and we'll hollow. (Repeat refrain)


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Subject: RE: Lyric: Drink Puppy Drink
From: GUEST,Volgadon
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 04:13 PM

I was going to say, wasn't that one of Flashy's favourite ditties?


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Subject: RE: Lyric: Drink Puppy Drink
From: GUEST,Steve Gardham
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 05:00 PM

Have you tried Googling it? It must be there somewhere. If it isn't come back and I'll post it for you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Puppy Drink
From: GUEST,tom ex mfh
Date: 02 May 09 - 07:57 AM

drink puppy drink let every puppy drink


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Puppy Drink
From: GUEST,tom ex mfh
Date: 02 May 09 - 08:12 AM

so here goes Ahem( clears throught )

note: Should be sung to foxhound puppies as they arrive at the houses where they are to be "walked" while they drink their first bowl of warm milk in front of the aga. Preferably with drink in hand.


Drink puppy drink let every puppy drink
that's old enough to lap and to swallow
for you'll grow in to a hound and we'll pass the bottle round
and merrily we'll whoop and we'll holloa.

Here is to the fox in his laer beneath the rocks
and here is to the scent that we follow
and here is to the hound with his nose upon the ground
and merrily we'll whoop and we'll holloa.

And here is to the horse and the riders too of course
and here is to the jolly of the hunt boys.
And here is to the gap and the timber that we wrap
and here is to the blackthorne and the white too

The pack ran swift and true as they ran from scent to view .....
forty minutes on the grass without a check boys

Sorry obviously too sober to remember all the words.

It was written by G melville- white who buried at Tetbury in Glos. Uk he died as he would have wanted falling form his horse out hunting.

Forrad on


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Puppy Drink
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 02 May 09 - 09:34 AM

The song has been recorded by the wonderful, magnificent Claque on their CD Sounding Now

You can see them at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club , Lewes, Sussex, UK, on Saturday 27th. June, and also on YouTube. .

Tootle pip,

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: req/ADD: Drink Puppy Drink
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 18 Jul 11 - 10:39 AM

Interesting point ~~ G J Whyte-Melville, 1821-78, novelist and poet of the hunting field, "met his death while hunting"~ Wiki.

Way to go!

~Michael~


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Drink Puppy Drink
From: GUEST,ConquerorWyrm
Date: 22 Jul 14 - 05:10 PM

"Let the Toast Pass" is NOT "Drink Puppy Drink"

they might have similar tunes, but they are different. Don't confuse them.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Drink Puppy Drink (Whyte-Melville)
From: GUEST,Shuggy
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 12:38 PM

In the "Flashman", novels by George MacDonald Fraser, "Drink Puppy Drink", is Harry Flashman's favourite song and he sings it at some point in most of the 13 novels, usually when he is, "Beastly drunk!"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Drink Puppy Drink (Whyte-Melville)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 12:28 AM

The tune to DRINK, PUPPY DRINK can be seen in Students' Songs 13th edition, edited by William Henry Hills (Boston: Rand Avery Co., 1887), page 11.


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