Craven Churn-Supper Song, The
DESCRIPTION: "God rest you, merry gentlemen, Be not moved at my strain"; the singer hopes hearers will laugh. "The ale it is a gallant thing." "'Twill make the parson forget his men." All are urged to drink and forget their cares: "Be frolicsome, every one."
EARLIEST DATE: 1846 (Dixon-Peasantry)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad clergy
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dixon-Peasantry, Song #10, pp. 182-184, "Craven Churn-Supper Song" (1 text)
Bell-Combined, pp. 382-384, "The Craven Churn-Supper Song" (1 text)
ST BeCo382 (Partial)
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