There Was First Guid Ale

DESCRIPTION: "There was first guid ale, and syne guid ale, And second ale and some; Hink-skink, and ploughman's drink, And scour-the-gate, and trim"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (Chambers)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan3 569, "There Was First Guid Ale" (2 texts)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1870 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 392, ("There's first guid ale, and syne guid ale")

Roud #5895
NOTES: Chambers: "Different Kinds of Malt Liquor." - BS
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File: GrD3569

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