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Lyr Req: Drink Puppy Drink (G. J. Whyte-Melville)

mtyler@netscape.com 15 Dec 97 - 04:13 PM
Wolfgang Hell 16 Dec 97 - 06:56 AM
mtyler@netscape.com 16 Dec 97 - 08:27 PM
GUEST,Jack (Flashman fan) 25 Sep 05 - 04:46 PM
R. Padgett 25 Sep 05 - 05:18 PM
GUEST,Fullerton 25 Sep 05 - 05:20 PM
Bard Judith 25 Sep 05 - 08:51 PM
Jim Dixon 08 May 09 - 02:23 PM
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Subject: Drink Puppy Drink
From: mtyler@netscape.com
Date: 15 Dec 97 - 04:13 PM

There is an old song...a drinking song I think called "Drink Puppy Drink". I'm looking for the lyrics, and a midi file if possible.

If you have any information I'd appreciate an email to: mtyler@netscape.com

thanks,

PS: This song comes up in some historical novels called the Flashman series, and fans of those books have been seeking info on this song. thks, mark


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: Wolfgang Hell
Date: 16 Dec 97 - 06:56 AM

well, mtyler, I found you a midi site which has, among many others, this song, and an adress, where you could get the lyrics.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: mtyler@netscape.com
Date: 16 Dec 97 - 08:27 PM

Thank you very much sir! I've looked at the site and gotten the midi. They do want me to purchase the book to get the lyrics, which I'll do at a pinch.

Cheers, and thanks again!

Mark


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: GUEST,Jack (Flashman fan)
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 04:46 PM

Lyrics free at http://www.jumbojimbo.com/lyrics.php?songid=12
Midi download at http://www.nationwide.net/~amaranth/drinkpup.mid


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: R. Padgett
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 05:18 PM

Tis a hunting song still sung at hunt gatherings in West Yorkshire
Ray


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Subject: Lyr Add: DRINK, PUPPY, DRINK (G.J. Whyte-Melville)
From: GUEST,Fullerton
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 05:20 PM

The link provides only some of the lyrics
Here's all of them

DRINK, PUPPY, DRINK
(G. J. Whyte-Melville)

1. 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 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!

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

3. 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.

4. 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.


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Subject: RE: Drink Puppy Drink
From: Bard Judith
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 08:51 PM

Whooo-hoooo!   

or should I say "Tally-hoooooo!"

As another Flashy fan, I'm delighted to be able to read through the whole song finally. Yet another example of just how thorough George Macdonald Fraser is with his historical references and cultural interlocking!

There are other little tidbits of music in the books - don't know how relevant to Mudcatters - such as "He had the latest joke about Alice Lowe, or Nelson's Column, could tell you beforehand about the new race cup for Ascot, and had songs from the 'Bohemian Girl' played in his drawing-room months before the opera was seen in London." (Flashman's Lady)

If I find anything else I'll see about tracking it down/posting it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Drink Puppy Drink (G. J. Whyte-Melville)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 May 09 - 02:23 PM

The sheet music for DRINK PUPPY DRINK can be seen in Students' Songs by William Henry Hills (New York: Moses King, 1886).


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