Songs of drinking from The Folk Handbook. Right-click or CTRL-click these links to download the MIDI files of the tunes. You can then play them in QuickTime or Windows Media Player.
- All For Me Grog
This version, recorded as ‘The Nobby Hat’, was collected by George Gardiner from Charles Chivers, at Basingstoke, in Hampshire, in August 1906.
- The Barley Mow
As sung by Harry Chambers.
- Drink Old England Dry
As sung by Will Noble and John Cocking.
- Fathom The Bowl
Collected by Clive Carey from Richard West, at Stedham in Sussex, in August 1911.
- Good Ale
Collected, as ‘Home Brewed Ale’, by Cecil Sharp from Elizabeth Coles (aged 76) at Nether Stowey, Somerset, on August 10th, 1906.
- John Barleycorn
As sung by Tom Smith.
- When Jones’s Ale Was New
This version (‘When Joan’s Ale Was New’) was collected by Cecil Sharp from Edward Harrison at Langport, in Somerset, on April 6th, 1906.