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Oh Good Ale

Sung by Bob, Ron and John Copper on the Song for Every Season LP.

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,
O, 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
O, good ale, etc.

I love you in the early morn
I love you in daylight dark or dawn,
And when I'm weary, worn or spent
I turn the tap and ease the vent,
O, good ale, etc.

It's you that makes my friends my foes,
It's you that makes me wear old clothes,
But since you come so near my nose
It's up you comes and down you goes,
O, good ale, etc.

If all my friends from Adam's race
Were to meet me here all in this place,
I could part from all without one tear
Before I'd part from my good beer,
O, good ale, etc.

And if my wife did me despise
How soon I'd give her two black eyes,
But if she loved me like I love thee
What a happy couple we should be,
O, good ale, etc.

You have caused me debts and I've often swore
That I never would drink strong ale no more,
But you for all that I forgive
And I'll drink strong ale just as long as I live,
O, good ale, etc.


This page last updated on 3 January, 2006