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Help! I need drinking songs!

mousethief 14 Sep 05 - 01:40 AM
Gurney 14 Sep 05 - 02:10 AM
GUEST,freda 14 Sep 05 - 02:17 AM
GUEST 14 Sep 05 - 02:21 AM
Richard Bridge 14 Sep 05 - 02:22 AM
Little Robyn 14 Sep 05 - 03:22 AM
Dave Hanson 14 Sep 05 - 03:40 AM
GUEST,Guest, Big Tim 14 Sep 05 - 04:02 AM
Wilfried Schaum 14 Sep 05 - 04:20 AM
John MacKenzie 14 Sep 05 - 04:46 AM
Wilfried Schaum 14 Sep 05 - 04:53 AM
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bfdk 14 Sep 05 - 06:14 AM
GUEST,AnneMC 14 Sep 05 - 06:28 AM
kendall 14 Sep 05 - 06:33 AM
The Fooles Troupe 14 Sep 05 - 07:02 AM
John MacKenzie 14 Sep 05 - 07:55 AM
GUEST,HughM 14 Sep 05 - 08:06 AM
Amos 14 Sep 05 - 08:09 AM
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MMario 14 Sep 05 - 08:41 AM
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Subject: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: mousethief
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 01:40 AM

Can y'all help me out? I've been put in charge of coming up with reasonably-clean, easy-to-sing-along-with, preferrably-in-English drinking songs for an Octoberfest.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Gurney
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 02:10 AM

Homebrew Belladonna Moonshine to close.....


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From: GUEST,freda
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 02:17 AM

fathom the bowl


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 02:21 AM

Good Ale

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 02:22 AM

Barley Mow
John Barleycorn (any of the 3 versions)
Jones' Ale
Waters the Worker's Beer
Ale, Ale glorious ale
I have drunk one, I will drink two (Good Companions)
Jock Stewart
Landlord fill the flowing bowl
Can't remember the title but "those Frenchies they will try to drink Old England dry"


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Little Robyn
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 03:22 AM

Drink old England dry!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 03:40 AM

Martin Said To His Man.
Newcastle Brown Ale.


eric


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,Guest, Big Tim
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 04:02 AM

"Three Drunken Maidens.

An absolute classic.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 04:20 AM

Search the DT with @drink @english


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 04:46 AM

English you say?

Never mind eh!

Giok


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 04:53 AM

But isn't it a liitle bit too grenouillish?


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 05:55 AM

All For Me Grog


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: bfdk
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 06:14 AM

For the morning after: Wrecked Again (Ian McCalman) ;-))


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,AnneMC
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 06:28 AM

One for the Morning Glory

One for the morning glory
Two for the early dew,
Three for the man who will stand his round
And four for the love of you, my girl,
Four for the love of you.)


That's the chorus above.
Can find the verses ( and chords) if anyone wants it.

Verse 1 goes:
At the end of the day, I like a little drink, to raise up my voice and sing,
And an hour or two of a fine brown brew, And I'm ready for anything.

A catchy tongue-in-cheek type song.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: kendall
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 06:33 AM

Shingling the rum sellers roof


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 07:02 AM

A slow song but has a chorus - "As Usual"


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 07:55 AM

I woke up with an aching head
As usual
I can't remember going to bed
As usual
I'd better see how much I've got
Oh Jesus Christ I've drunk the lot!
I must have been a drunken sot
As usual.

G.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,HughM
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 08:06 AM

The "As Usual" you mean is on "Ballads of Booze" by Hamish Imlach.
I can remember a bit more:
I supped a drink up like a Hoover,
As usual,
VP wine and paint remover,
As usual,
Somewhere deep inside my brain,
I seem to hear a Diesel train,
So I promise not to drink again,
As usual.

I used to play in a band which sometimes did barn dances for the Mormons. At one of these, our caller, who is actually a teetotaller, sang Whisky on a Sunday in the interval. For some reason they haven't asked us to play for them since!


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Amos
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 08:09 AM

Glorious!
Glorious!
One keg of beer for the four of us!
Praise be to God there's no more of us
'Cuz one of us could drink it all alone.


A


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 08:12 AM

Ye Mar'ners All

lyrics here


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: MMario
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 08:41 AM

Long time no see! Good to see you back.

Old Peculier

The Pubs of Yorkshire


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Fiolar
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 08:45 AM

Don't forget - "Nancy Whiskey" and "I'm A Rambler, I'm A Gambler" (words include " I'm a rambler, I'm a gambler; I'm a long way from home; And if Moonshine don't kill me; It can leave me alone")Also "Katie Daly". There are dozens really.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: MMario
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 08:48 AM

Ramblin' Rover


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,Hilary
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 08:48 AM

Old Dun Cow (caught fire)
Bring us a Barrel (and set it up right)


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: nutty
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 10:45 AM

ENGLISH ALE by Harvey Andrews .....wonderful song


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Louie Roy
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 10:49 AM

No one mentioned (The Beer Barrel Polka)One of my favorites is
(The Friend Who Makes It 4)Easy to sin 3 verses with a good chorus


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: R. Padgett
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 11:30 AM

Drink old England Dry (they say that they will come and drink)
Fathom the bowl, Im a Rover, Wild Rover, Jones's Ale, Ale Glorious Ale, Barley mow, Bring us a Barrel, Here's to good old Whisky (mop it down, Boozing Bloody well boozing,
Let grasses grow
Thousands or More


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,Bill the Collie
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 11:37 AM

As soon as this pub closes. Alex Glasgow.

And Cyril Tawney had one "Boozin' bloody well boozin'"


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 11:39 AM

drin boys drink,
make sure that you do not spill,
for uf you do you shall drink two
for that is the masters will


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,Cire
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 11:43 AM

Guest, you mean Harvest Home?


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Dug
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 11:49 AM

The Parting Glass

Philosophers Drinking Song (Monty Python)

Bundaberg Rum

Coopers Sparkling Ale

The rare oul' Mountain Dew

Drink up the Zider


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 02:59 PM

Rolling Home (or the Sid Kipper version "Rolling Drunk")

Whisky Johnny

Away with Rum (is the song of the salvation Army)

Poison Beer

There is a song I don't know the name of that names almost all the true single malts! It's a bugger to learn though.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Little Robyn
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 04:09 PM

How about Charlie Mopps?
A one, a two, a three, four, five, well.........
Robyn


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Juan P-B
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 05:01 PM

To a well known show tune.

Doh


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Juan P-B
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 05:07 PM

Dunno wot 'appen there!

try
Doh - A beer! A Mexican beer
Ray - A man who buys me beer
Me - A man I buy beer for
Fa - A long way to the bar
So - I think I'll have a beer
La - ger? NO! I said a beer!
Tea?- No Thanks! I'll have a beer
That will bring us back to....

When you know the notes to sing
You can drink 'most anything


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 07:18 PM

Slightly different version (as sung by Morris men):

Doh - A beer! A Mexican beer
Re - A man who buys me beer
Mi - A man Ray buys beer for
Fa - A long way to the bar
So - I think I'll have a beer
La - la, la, la, la, la, la,
Te - No Thanks! I'll have a beer
Which will bring us back to....


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 07:36 PM

There have been numerous threads on this topic. See this thread first:
Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
and follow links from there to other threads.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: RobbieWilson
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 07:40 PM

any song.

Drunk sing....

what more is there to say?


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,Mike_in_st_c
Date: 14 Sep 05 - 07:45 PM

Show me the way to go home,
I'm tired and I wanna go to bed.
Had me a drink about an hour ago and it went right to my head.
No matter where I roam,
By air or sea or foam,
You'll always hear me singing my song.
Show me the way to go home. Yah!


Mike


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Gurney
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 05:25 AM

And a post-drinking song, Cyril's 'Monday Morning.'


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Tradsinger
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 03:20 PM

I want a beer, just like the beer
That pickled dear old dad
That was a beer, and the only beer
That my dad ever had.
A good old-fashioned beer with lots of foam
It took ten men to carry my dad home
Oh I want a beer, just like the beer
That pickled dear old dad.

I think you can guess the tune!

Don't forget "The man who waters the workers' beer".

Gwilym


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: JennyO
Date: 15 Sep 05 - 10:47 PM

I'm glad somebody started this thread, because my folk club is having a workshop night early in October, called "Work is the curse of the drinking classes" so it gives me more ideas. I hope my friends Ricarda and Nick from Wayward will be there so Ricarda can sing her French drinking song "Tourdion" here and here.

She also sings a verse in English, adapted a bit so that it scans:

When I drink a good red wine
Everything turns turns turns turns around
Come my friends and pour it in, pour it in.
When I drink a good red wine
Everything turns turns turns turns around
Come my friends and pour it in, pour it in.

Sing and drink - let us set about this bottle,
Sing and drink, come on pour it in.
Sing and drink - let us set about this bottle,
Sing and drink, come on pour it in.


Couple of others - Cells by Rudyard Kipling (haven't Kippled in a while), and has anyone mentioned The Parting Glass yet?

There might also be some ideas on this previous thread Wanted: Songs for alcoholics! , as well as some links to related threads at the top of it.

And of course there's this one - Martin Pearson did it the other night - I hope we have it at my folk club - it's a lot of fun:

THE WINE SONG

by Grant Baynham   

There are those who like their wine
Because it adds sophistication
To that hearty meal they're serving to their friends.
And there are those who like their wine
Because it helps in the creation
Of that party feel on which so much depends.
And there are those who'd like their wine
To come from eastward-facing chateaux
On the plateaux of Lorraine and all that bunk
But their motives are not mine
And I like lots and lots of wine
And I like it 'cos it makes me drunk.

There are those who take a glass
Because it helps them to relax
They find it helps their social manner to improve
Well, that's a jolly useful scheme
Which I have taken to its logical extreme:
I sometimes get so well-relaxed I can't move
And there's another kind of fellow
Drinks champagne to make him mellow
And he swears by Cliquot, Bollinger and Brut
Well, I tried some Brut meself
I found it on the bathroom shelf
And he was right: it got me mellow as a newt.

You can judge your wine by the quality of the vine,
Its colour and bouquet and all that junk.
But it all comes back to the falling over factor
And the fact that it gets you drunk.

There are those who like to think
That it's important what you drink
They haven't got an inkling what it's all about
They spend their evenings wasting
Decent drinking time by tasting
Drops of this and that, then spitting it all out.
They pass along the tables
Strewth, they even read the labels
Muttering things like, "What a shame
The cork has shrunk"
Or "fruity nose" or "too much tannin"
When they ought to get a man in
Who appreciates the chance to get drunk.

They waste their time describing
What they ought to be imbibing
Which is wine of course, although you'd never think it.
'Cos they use words like "young but promising, "
"Precocious," "full of fun";
You'd think they were going to adopt the stuff
Not drink it.
And at a meal these silly asses
Have a row of empty glasses
A different wine with every dish they eat.
Me, I mix whatever's handy
In a stiff, all-purpose shandy
Which goes very nice with fish or Shredded Wheat.

You can judge your wine by the quality of the vine
Its colour and bouquet and all that junk
But it all comes back to the falling over factor
And the fact that it gets you drunk

And there are those who take delight
Pronouncing all the labels right
They roll their r's and do those German glottals.
Me, I couldn't give a monkey's
'Cos the stuff for getting drunk is
On the inside not the outside of the bottles
So if you have a cheese and wine
Invite your friendly Philistine
Call me drunkard, call me sot
Or call me wino. What do I know?
You'll find me in the kitchen
I'll be giggerlin' and twitchin'
Having a sup and throwing up
Across your lino

You can judge your wine by the quality of the vine
Its colour and bouquet, if you insist.
But it all comes back to the falling over factor
And the fact that it gets you
Misty-eyed and mellow, gets you
Maudlin, mawkish, miserable and PISSED!


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,Vic at work
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 10:05 AM

How about the Stixwold Harvest Song.
Chorus in two parts round the verse

Drink good ale
Drink the barrel dry
Verse
Drink good ale.

I have no idea of how to put a tune on here.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: MMario
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 10:11 AM

vic - if you can write out the tune - or have it in some form already that can be scanned - you can send it to me [lpola@edutech.org]- I will post in ABC (which can be heard by cutting and pasting into the midifier on concertina.net) and send Joe a midi to be posted when our midi-posting problems are resolved.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 10:42 AM

What, no one has suggested "Dead Dog Scrumpy" also known as "Dead Dog Cider"?
It was originally composed by Trevor Crozier, with a chorus added later by Charlie Ipcar:

Now, here's to Dead Dog Cid-er, the best there is by far;
Here's to Dead Dog Cid-er, no moaning at the bar;
You can search this wide world over, find many a beer or ale;
But, when you've tried Dead Dog Cid-er – your search will be cur-tailed!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 10:48 AM

When I was working in Alsace there was a local drinking song with the chorus
"Hein Jean-Pierre leve toi ton verre

Iglou iglou iglou (etc)" until the glass was empty.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: JennyO
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 11:27 AM

Hmm. Don't know that one Richard. I might ask Ricarda if she knows it.

Charlie - of course! How could I forget Dead Dog Cider? I'll make sure someone sings that at our folk club!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: MissouriMud
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 11:45 AM

'Round these parts, while we do drink a bit while we sing (normally between tunes), we dont sing too much while we drink (too complex a task) - if we do it we dont usually remember doing it let alone what we sang.   We'll sing about upcoming drinking, then drink, and then sing later(usually bemoaning our condition). As such these arent really traditional "drinking songs" so much as songs about drinking
- but some have potential for good sing alongs:

Bottle of Wine (Tom Paxton)
Mountain Dew
Rye Whiskey (Drunken Hiccups/Jack of Diamonds etc)

I always kind of liked the Pig Got Up and Slowly Walked Away, but havent done it for years.

Of course in the Fifth Grade I recall singing "99 Bottle of Beer on the Wall" just to annoy my teachers.

And there are the recent country hits - Friends in Low Places and I Love this Bar


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Kitty
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 02:10 PM

How about Duncan (I love to have a beer with Duncan....)


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: bfdk
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 03:38 PM

There's also this one:

PREAB SAN OL
(Traditional)

Why spend your leisure bereft of pleasure
Amassing treasures, why scrape and save
Why look so canny at ev'ry penny
You'll take no money within the grave
Landlords and gentry with all their plenty
Must still go empty where're they're bound
So to my thinking we'd best be drinking
Our glasses clinking and round and round

King Solomon's glory so famed in story
Was far outshone by the lily's guise
But hard winds harden both field and garden
Pleading for pardon, the lily dies
Life's but a bauble of toil and trouble
The feathered arrow once shot ne'er found
So lads and lasses, because life passes
Come fill your glasses for another round

The huckster greedy, he blinds the needy
There strives unheeding, shouts: 'Money down'
His special vices, his fancy prices
For a florins' value he'll charge a crown
With hump for trammel, the scripture's camel
Missed the needle's eye and so came to ground
Why pine for riches, while still you've stitches
To hold your britches up?
Another round

And this one:

Our Glens
(Buff Hardie / George Donald)

I love Scotland's glens and whatever else we lose
Please leave us our glens, our glorious glens
Our mountains are grand, Ben Lomond, Ben Nevis too
You can have all these bens, but leave us our glens
Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glendronnach, Glen Grant
Can you do without them, if you must know I can't
Put a drop in a glass of Glen Spey or Glendrottar
It's a perfectly bearable way to drink water

I'd willingly lose our culture or most of it
For instance that mess called "Full Highland dress"
With the full ethnic bit, with haggis and Hogmanay
I'd gladly dispense, but leave us our glens
Glenfarclass, Glenlochy, Glengarioch, Glenfaul
I once knew a man who had sampled them all
Glenugie, Glenkinchie, Glenisla - that's plenty
He looked sixty-five, but in fact he was twenty

Take our Highland schottiche, our marches, strathspeys and reels
Take our old Scottish waltz, but leave us our malts
Remove, if you will, our ladies' conveniences
And our gentlemens', but leave us our glens
Glenturret, Glen Scotia and last week Glen Fyne
Was rare at Communion when they ran out of wine
Glenglassough, Glenlossie, Glendullan, Glenmorangie
I prefer them to Cointreau, which I find too orangie

Oh, breathes there a Scot, whose views on priorities
When laid on the line, are different from mine
Take our jobs take our homes take anything else you will
Wife, family and friends.. but leave us our glens
Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glendronnach, Glen Grant
Can you do without them, if you must know I can't
Put a drop in a glass of Glen Spey or Glendrottar
It's a perfectly bearable way to drink water


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Gurney
Date: 16 Sep 05 - 10:34 PM

'Madeira, M'dear' by Flanders and Swann.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: mousethief
Date: 18 Sep 05 - 01:57 AM

What's the best way to discover the melodies to these lovely ditties?


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 18 Sep 05 - 02:20 AM

Verse:

Drink, Drink, Drink, Drink,
Drink, Drink, Drink, Drink,
Drink, Drink, Drink, Drink,
Drink, Drink, Drink, Drink!


Chorus:

Refrain! (Drink now...)


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,reggie miles
Date: 20 Sep 05 - 07:22 PM

Drunk Reggie Miles © 2004


On Monday we get plastered with martinis till we're lewd
On Tuesday we go to the pub and drink beer until we're screwed
On Wednesday we hang at the bar and down too many keggers
On Thursday we're found at the lounge test hopping liquor flavors
On Friday evening we begin our weekend drinkathon
On Saturday we celebrate by getting shit faced all day long
On Sunday we slow down a bit and sip wine until we're feelin' no pain
Because tomorrow is the day we get to start all over again

And we'll get pickled, pissed, plowed, parboiled, polluted to the gills,
And we'll get sloppy, smashed, soaked, and stewed until we've had our fills
And we'll get tangle footed, tight as a drum, and three sheets to the wind
And tomorrow is the day that we'll get drunk all over again

On Monday we get rummy with Bicardi till we stammer
On Tuesday we go pubbin' and guzzle Guiness till we're hammered
On Wednesday we hang at the bar, slammin' down the Yeagers
On Thursday we're found at the lounge with Johnny Walker's favors
On Friday morning we begin our drinkend week-a-thon
On Saturday we celebrate with Jack Daniels all day long
On Sunday we slow down a bit and sip Smirnoff till we're feelin' no pain
Because tomorrow is the day we get to start all over again

And we'll get tipsy, totaled, tanked up, toasted till we've had enough
And we'll get wobbly, well oiled, wrecked, and wasted, wiped out, from the stuff
And we'll get lit up, loaded, fallin' down, feelin' it, and then
Tomorrow is the day that we'll get drunk all over again

And we'll get liquored up, over the limit, looped, and lubricated
We'll get ripped, embalmed, sauced and then thoroughly marinated
We'll be seein' double, blind, and glazed and dazed till who knows when
And tomorrow is the day we get to start all over again
Oh tomorrow is the day that we'll get drunk all over again


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Dug
Date: 14 Oct 05 - 04:49 PM

Johnny McEldoo (traditional)


There was Johhny McEldoo and McGee and me and a couple or two or three went on the spree one day,
and we had a bob or two which we knew how to blue and the beer and whisky flew
and we all felt gay.
We visited McCann's, McLennan's, Humpty Dans and we then went into Swann's our stomachs for to pack
And we ordered out a feed which indeed we did need, and we finished it with speed, but we still felt slack.

Johnny McEldoo turned red white and blue and a plate of Irish stew he soon put out of sight,
He shouted out "encore!" with a roar for some more and he'd never felt before such a keen appetite.
He ordered eggs and ham, bread and jam, what a ram, and him we couldn't cram though we tried our level best,
But everything we brought cold or hot mattered not, it went down him like a shot but he still stood the test.

He swallowed tripe and lard by the yard, we got scared and we thought it would go hard when the waiter brought the bill,
and we told him to give o'er but he swore he could lower twice as much again and more before he had his fill
He nearly supped a trough full of broth, says McGrath(McGroth): "He'll have all the table cloth if we don't haul him in."
When the waiter brought the charge McEldoo felt so large, he began to scout and barge and his blood went on fire.

He began to curse and swear tear his hair in despair, and to finish the affair called the shopman a liar.
The shopman he drew out and no doubt he did clout, McEldoo he kicked about like an old football,
He tattered all his clothes, broke his nose, I suppose he'd have killed him in a few blows in no time at all

McEldoo began to howl and to growl by my soul, threw an empty bowl at the shopkeeper's head,
Struck where Micky Finn peeled the skin off his chin and the ructions did begin and we all fought and bled.
Peelers did arrive, man alive, four or five, and at us they made a drive for us all to march away,
We paid for all the mate that we ate, stood a trate, and went home to ruminate on the spree that day.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Bard Judith
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 01:03 AM

You must try the old classic/chestnut

Here's Good Luck to the Barley Mow

which can be found (with plenty of commentary) here on the DT.


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 02:21 AM

some sophisticated stuff here....how drunk? a bitdrunk, very drunk, blind drunk, insensible and memory lapses, comatose?

a wise and thoughtful host has all this planned, don't forget the little sausages on sticks - thats not a song, though it could be...


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: stallion
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 11:26 AM

my own reworking of seven drunken nights

came home from the "Ball" on Sunday night as drunk as drunk can be
and there was a "Jag" outside the door why my old car should be
so I called my wife and said to her, could you kindly tell to me
who's is that "Jag" outside the door where my old car should be
Ah your drunk your drunk you silly old fool and still you cannot see
that is a nissan micra that my mother sent to me
well i've driven motor cars, 50 models and more
but a nissan micra with alloy wheels I've never seen before

(no folk nights in york on mondays)
came home from the "Maltings" on tuesday night as drunk as drunk can be
and there was a wallet in the house that didn't belong to me
so I called my wife and said to her, could you kindly tell to me
who's is that wallet in the house that shouldn't ought to be
Ah your drunk your drunk you silly old fool and still you cannot see
That is my mothers purse that she has leant to me
Well i've watched your mother buy dresses, shoes and bags galore
but her gold and platingum credit cards i've never seen before

ok you get the drift, the rest gets raunchy so if you want the rest pm me and i will let you have the other three verses!


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Subject: RE: Help! I need drinking songs!
From: GUEST,jonquille
Date: 15 Oct 05 - 07:26 PM

how about "drunken sailor"? has that been said yet? So it's a boat sailor song but it's totally all about drinking and easy to sing/find the music to. Maybe it's even in the db?


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