Drinking songs!

Help Support The HomeBrew Forum:

Davvy

Active Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2019
Messages
53
Reaction score
16
I am pretty sure we are missing something culturally by being (mostly) British, I assume that It we asked any self respecting German or Austrian beer lover they would be able to recite from memory a long list of beer related songs...I pity our lost heritage !
 

An Ankoù

Landlord.
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
3,141
Reaction score
1,708
Location
Brittany, France
Your Granddad was clearly a man of taste.
Mario Lanza's tavern (bierkeller) song in The Student Prince is not simply a drinking song, it is The Drinking Song. Just to emphasise this, the word "drink" is used 32 times in a total of 192 words - that’s 16 2/3% of all the words.
A Pub With No Beer is just plain funny.

I get a slight feeling that I’m not understanding something. The other posts in this thread refer to Nine Coronas, Da Vinci's Notebook, Finnish death metal, Alestorm, Captain Morgan's Revenge, Finntroll, The Macc Lads, The Mahones, Amon Amarth, Talking heads, Korpiklaani, Red Fang, heavy metal, Prehistoric Dog, 7 Seconds Of Love, and Hard Skin.
In a song or musical context I have never heard of any of these and I’ve no idea at all what they are. Will someone please enlighten me.
Listen to them on Youtube. They're, for the most part, drunken, bawdy, great-to-be-with-lads-and-having-a-great-time-on-a-friday-night dinking songs- in whatever language or culture. Café-culture sipping is not the same as the horn-clashing romp of party night in Valhalla. It all depends on what you think beer's for.

Thanks.

How do you do it, Stanley?
Well, It's Tankard that helps me excel. After one I do everything well.
 

An Ankoù

Landlord.
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
3,141
Reaction score
1,708
Location
Brittany, France
I am pretty sure we are missing something culturally by being (mostly) British, I assume that It we asked any self respecting German or Austrian beer lover they would be able to recite from memory a long list of beer related songs...I pity our lost heritage !
I wish it were even loster: a cranky piano, with someone playing I've gotta loverly buncha cocanuts... my old maan said follow the baan etc. and we all join in. Nope. Not for me.
 

Coffin Dodger

Active Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2019
Messages
84
Reaction score
39
Location
Dartmoor
I am pretty sure we are missing something culturally by being (mostly) British, I assume that It we asked any self respecting German or Austrian beer lover they would be able to recite from memory a long list of beer related songs...I pity our lost heritage !
Agreed, so everyone should learn the following. As for the tune, there is an excellent version (with appropriate photos) on YouTube.

A long time ago, way back in history,
When all there was to drink was nothin but cups of tea.
Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops,
and he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops.

Chorus

He must have been an Admiral a Sultan or a King,
And to his praises we shall always sing.
Look what he has done for us he's filled us up with cheer!
Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented Beer Beer Beer,
tiddly Beer Beer Beer . . .


The Curtis bar, the James' Pub, the Hole in the Wall as well,
One thing you can be sure of, its Charlie's beer they sell,
So all ye lads a lasses, at eleven O'clock ye stop,
For five short seconds, remember Charlie Mops. 1, 2 , 3 4 5

Chorus

A barrel of malt, a bushel of hops, you stir it around with a stick,
The kind of lubrication to make your engine tick.
40 pints of wallop a day will keep away the quacks.
Its only eight pence ha’penny (3.5p), and one and six (7.5p) in tax! 1, 2, 3 4 5

Final Chorus.
 

An Ankoù

Landlord.
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Messages
3,141
Reaction score
1,708
Location
Brittany, France
Agreed, so everyone should learn the following. As for the tune, there is an excellent version (with appropriate photos) on YouTube.

A long time ago, way back in history,
When all there was to drink was nothin but cups of tea.
Along came a man by the name of Charlie Mops,
and he invented a wonderful drink and he made it out of hops.

Chorus

He must have been an Admiral a Sultan or a King,
And to his praises we shall always sing.
Look what he has done for us he's filled us up with cheer!
Lord bless Charlie Mops, the man who invented Beer Beer Beer,
tiddly Beer Beer Beer . . .


The Curtis bar, the James' Pub, the Hole in the Wall as well,
One thing you can be sure of, its Charlie's beer they sell,
So all ye lads a lasses, at eleven O'clock ye stop,
For five short seconds, remember Charlie Mops. 1, 2 , 3 4 5

Chorus

A barrel of malt, a bushel of hops, you stir it around with a stick,
The kind of lubrication to make your engine tick.
40 pints of wallop a day will keep away the quacks.
Its only eight pence ha’penny (3.5p), and one and six (7.5p) in tax! 1, 2, 3 4 5

Final Chorus.
Excellent song. Just found it on YouTube. I'd never heard it. Reminds me of the Dubliners (not necessarily a good thing, but it's a great song). Thanks for the tip. Here it is:
 

Davvy

Active Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2019
Messages
53
Reaction score
16
Superb ! - will look for the Charlie Mopps song on Youtube.
 

chesters-mild

Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2015
Messages
398
Reaction score
157
Location
Hulme, Manchester, m15 5fh
We used to sing this in a folk club years ago - ah! the happy days of my youth!

It is of good ale to you I’ll sing,
And to good ale I’ll always cling.
I like my mug filled to the brim
And I’ll drink all you’d like to bring.

Chorus (after each verse):
Oh Good Ale, thou art my darling,
Thou art my joy both night and morning.


It is you that helps me with my work,
And from a task I’ll never shirk
While I can get a good home brew;
And better than one pint, I like two.

I love you in the early morn,
I love you in daylight, dark, or dawn.
And when I’m weary, worn, or spent
I’ll turn the tap and ease the vent.

It is you that makes my friends my foes,
It is you that makes me wear old clothes.
But since you come so near my nose
It’s up you comes and down you goes.

And if all my friends from Adam’s race
Was to meet me here all in this place,
I could part from all without one fear
Before I’d part from my good beer.

*And if my wife should me despise,
*How soon I’d give her two black eyes.
But if she loved me as I love thee,
What a happy couple we should be.

You have caused me debts and I’ve often swore
I never would drink strong ale anymore.
But you, for all that, I’ll forgive
And I’ll drink strong ale as long as I live.

Cheers
 

Rodj

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 7, 2018
Messages
190
Reaction score
83
Location
Cornwall
Listen to them on Youtube. They're, for the most part, drunken, bawdy, great-to-be-with-lads-and-having-a-great-time-on-a-friday-night dinking songs- in whatever language or culture. Café-culture sipping is not the same as the horn-clashing romp of party night in Valhalla. It all depends on what you think beer's for.
Thanks for the comment An Ankoù. Listening to anything on Youtube is out of the question because the sound card in my computer departed this life a couple of years ago and I’m not going to replace it because within the next year or so I’m going to treat myself to a new computer. However, I understand your general message. For me, beer is for relaxing and conviviality.
 

John Holgreaves

Brew Bitch
Joined
Dec 11, 2018
Messages
61
Reaction score
18
Just thinking of the folk clubs we used to go to late 60's and early 70's.
Anybody here go to The Barge in York. I think it eventually sank. s**t pint of Tartan, but great folk nights on a Saturday?
Seven drunken nights - The Dubliners
Drunken sailor - Trad.
Whisky in the jar - Trad.
Beers for souvenirs - Ken Dod
Wild rover - Trad.
Show me the way to go home - Trad.
etc. etc. etc...........................
 

Lawrence22

Landlord.
Supporting Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2017
Messages
533
Reaction score
175
Location
Newtownabbey
On the folk front.
All for me grog
Whiskey your the devil
Jug of punch
Drink up thy cider
Finnegans wake
The real old mountain dew
The moonshiner.
 

Rainowbrew

New Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2017
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
NULL
Great band from the states who come here and tour for a couple of months every year.

Drink whisky with me.
 
2
Top