For He's a Jolly Good Fellow

DESCRIPTION: "For he's a jolly good fellow (x3), Which nobody can deny." (Other verses, if any, come from the other versions of this song)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (tune dates to 1783 or earlier)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad floatingverses
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 250, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" (1 text, with verses from all parts of the "Malbrouck" family)
Fuld-WFM, pp. 231-233, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow -- (Malbrouk -- We Won't Go Home till Morning! -- The Bear Went over the Mountain)

cf. "We Won't Go Home Until Morning" (tune) and references there
NOTES [14 words]: For the history of this tune, see the entry on "We Won't Go Home Until Morning." - RBW
File: FSWB250

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