Sup of Good Whisky, A
DESCRIPTION: A mouthful "of good whisky will make you glad"; too much will make you mad; none is bad. Preachers, doctors, lawyers, Turks, and Quakers are against it but drink "in their turn" Germans, French, and Italians boast of their drinking; Hibernia's is best.
EARLIEST DATE: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 83-86, "A Sup of Good Whisky" (1 text)
Bodleian, Firth b.25(569/570/571/572) View 4 of 5, "A Sup of Good Whisky" ("A sup of good whisky will make you glad"), W. Macnie (Stirling), 1825; also Johnson Ballads 3185, Harding B 25(1853), Harding B 11(3699), "A Sup of Good Whisky"
cf. "Chapter of Kings" (tune, per broadsides Bodleian Harding B 25(1853), Harding B 11(3699))
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