Drinking Song

Unquestionably one of Duchess Falcon’s bawdier compositions, she states proudly that it fully intended to be sung loudly and obnoxiously … “with gusto and a pint”!
Library Archivist
Summer 1105

Drinking Song

by Madelaine Falcon

Chorus
We’ll drink to the stupid, we’ll drink to the wise
We’ll drink to the drunk on the floor
We’ll drink until we can no longer stand up
And then we’ll sit down and drink more

The road it is long, the day it is warm
Will you come join us now in a jar
And we’ll all sit together and join in a song
And drink to what we’ve seen so far

Repeat Chorus

We’ll drink to the soldiers brave young men all
Fighting to keep us all free
We’ll drink to the farmers lusty and strong
Working to bring us our tea

Repeat Chorus

We’ll drink to the brewers a selfless bunch
Who keep us in ale all day long
We’ll drink to the barkeep who serves us our ale
And lift up our voices in song

Repeat Chorus

We’ll drink to our families and to our friends
We wish them all long life and health
And if they should die we’d like them to know
We wouldn’t mind drinking their wealth

Repeat Chorus

We’ll drink to the wenches friendly and fair
Pleasing to eye and to hand
We’ll drink to their virtues and to their skills
And to their huge tracts of land

Repeat Chorus

We’ll drink to anything, we’ll drink to now’t
We don’t really need a good reason
Hair of the dog is our favourite cry
Should same again go out of season
Repeat Chorus