Drinking Songs

Gooches Beer

Gooches beer your heart will cheer and put you in condition.
The man that will but drink his fill has need of no physician.

Gooches beer’s the beer for me a pint of its so handy
It’s as fine as any wine and strong as any brandy.

T’will fill your veins and warm your brains and drive out melancholy,
Your nerves will brace and paint your face and make you fat and jolly.

Gooches …..

The foreigners they praise their wines ‘tis only to deceive us,
If they came here to taste our beer I’m sure they’d never leave us.

Gooches…..

He meagre French their thirst would quench, I’m sure much good t’would do them,
Put them a year on Gooches beer, their country would not know them.

Gooches…..

All those who have not tasted it, I’d have you set about it,
A man with pence and common sense should never be without it.

Gooches…..

Come all you loyal heroes, give an ear to my song,
We’ll sing in the praise of old whisky and rum,
There’s a clear crystal fountain near England does flow,
Bring me the punch ladle, I’ll fathom the bowl.

I’ll fathom the bowl, I’ll fathom the bowl,
Bring me the punch ladle, I’ll fathom the bowl.

From France we do get brandy, from Jamaica comes rum,
Sweet oranges and lemons from Portugal come
But beer and strong cider are England’s control,
Bring me the punch ladle, I’ll fathom the bowl.

I’ll fathom the bowl …

My wife she do disturb me when I’m all at my ease,

For she says as she likes and she does as she please,
My wife, she’s a devil, as black as the coal,
Bring me the punch ladle, I’ll fathom the bowl.

I’ll fathom the bowl …

My father he do lie in the depths of the sea,
With no headstone to mark him what matter for he,
There’s a clear crystal fountain near England does flow,
Bring me the punch ladle, I’ll fathom the bowl.

I’ll fathom the bowl …

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