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Book TitleAuthorDateNotes
Song TitleJug of this Music Note (Music Score Available)
Roud No.1191
Collected FromUnknown
LocationMelksham
CountyWiltshire
Collected ByBarrett, Williams Alexander
Alternative Title
TuneBarrett, Williams Alexander
Date1857
Source Primary
Source SecondaryBarrett, William Alexander: English folk songs 1891 p 73
Recording
 
Song Lyrics
Verse 1

You tipplers all as you pass by,
Call in and drink if you be dry,
Call in and drink, think it not amiss,
To pawn your jerkin for a jug of this.

Refrain

Fa la la la la day,
Fa la la la la day.

Verse 2

You mariners all, if you have a crown,
You are welcome here to sit all down,
Come, spread, my lads, your money brisk,
And pop your noses in a jug of this.

Refrain

Verse 3

Now I am bound to the Spanish shore,
Where thundering cannons loud do roar,
Crown my desire, fulfil my wish,
A pretty girl and a jug of this.

Refrain

Verse 4

When I'm grown old, and scarce can crawl,
With my grey beard, and my had all bald,
Transform me then into a fish,
That I may swim in a jug of this.

Refrain

Verse 5

When I am dead and in my grave,
And all my sorrows past and fled,
Crown my desire, fulfil my wish,
Place on my tomb, a jug of this.

Refrain
 
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Notes
Note 1

William Alexander Barrett - 'A copy of this song was printed in one of the 'Little warblers' printed by Rye of Seven Dials, about 1838. It may be older. The melody was taken down from the singing of a farm labourer at Melksham , Wiltshire, in 1857.'

Note 2

Chris Wildridge - 'It is unclear whether this text was collected in Melksham, if not, then Barrett must have sought out a version of 'Jug of this' with a refrain to fit the tune. The text is included to accompany the tune.'

Transcribed and edited by Chris Wildridge, 2008.

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