A Tankard of Ale; An Anthology of Drinking Songs

A Tankard of Ale; An Anthology of Drinking Songs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... is al Godes good; Nor bryng us in no venesen, for that is not for our blod--But bryng us in good ale. 1 "Songs and Carols of the Fifteenth Century," by Wright. Percy Society Edition. Bryng us in no capon's flesch, for that is ofte der; Nor bryng us in no dokes flesch, for thei slober in the mer--But bryng us in good ale. I WASSAIL' WASSAIL! wassail! all over the toun, Our toast it is white, and our ale it is broun; Our bowl it is made of a Maplin tree; We be good fellows all;--I drink to thee. Here's to our horse and to his right ear, God send our measter a happy new year: A happy new year as e'er he did see--With my wassailing bowl I drink to thee. Here's to our mare, and to her right eye, God send our mistress a good Christmas pie; A good Christmas pie as e'er I did see--With my wassailing bowl I drink to thee. Here's to our cow, and to her long tail, God send our measter us never may fail Of a cup of good beer: I pray you draw near, And our jolly wassail it's then you shall hear. Be here any maids? I suppose here be some; Sure they will not let young men stand on the cold stone! Sing hey O, maids! come trole back the pin, And the fairest maid in the house let us all in. Come, butler, come, bring us a bowl of the best; I hope your soul in heaven will rest; But if you do bring us a bowl of the small, Then down fall butler, and bowl and all. I 1 Gloucestershire. Tune in "Popular Music." THE NUT-BROWN ALE' By John Marston (1575P-1634) THE nut-brown ale, the nut-brown ale, Puts down all drink when it is stale! The toast, the nutmeg, and the ginger Will make a sighing man a singer. Ale gives a buffet in the head, But ginger under-props the brain; When ale would strike a strong man dead Then nutmeg tempers it again. The nut-brown...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587014
  • 9781236587015