Bumpers, Bumbers, Flowing Bumpers
DESCRIPTION: The watchman calls "4" but we have to finish one more bottle. Anyone who wants to leave: "out of the window at once with him." Our whisky is from a still. Let's toast the sun rising as we did when it set. Then we'll go out and "leather" the watchman.
EARLIEST DATE: 1821 (_Blackwood's Magazine_, according to Croker-PopularSongs)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 94-95, "Bumpers, Bumbers, Flowing Bumpers" (1 text)
cf. "Lillibullero" (tune, according to Croker-PopularSongs)
NOTES [71 words]: Bumper: [noun] "a cup or glass filled to the brim or till the liquor runs over esp. in drinking a toast"; [verb] "to fill to the brim (as a wineglass) and empty by drinking,""to toast with a bumper,""to drink bumpers of wine or other alcoholic beverages" (source: Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged, 1976). Croker-PopularSongs: One bottle of whisky is about thirteen tumblers. - BS
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