Love and Whisky
DESCRIPTION: "Love and whisky both, Rejoice an honest fellow." If love leaves a jealous pang or whisky a headache "take another sup" as cure. "May the smiles of love Cheer our lads so clever; And, with whisky, boys, We'll drink King George for ever"
EARLIEST DATE: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
KEYWORDS: love drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 73-74, "Love and Whisky" (1 text)
cf. "Bobbin Joan" (tune, according to Croker-PopularSongs)
NOTES: Croker-PopularSong: "The most popular song of the heyday of Irish Volunteerism [beginning 1780] and which song continued a general favourite until the dissolution of the Irish Yeomanry Corps [started to decline about 1812 according to "County Armagh Yeomanry Corps" by Samuel Lutton at the Craigavon Historical Society site]."
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