I Likes a Drop of Good Beer

DESCRIPTION: "Come one and all, both great and small... And let us sing, 'Bless Billy the King, Who bated the tax upon beer." The singer praises his beer and is thankful for lower taxes. He praises those -- Queen Victoria, the Farmer's Board -- who help productiion
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1876? (Raven)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad royalty
1830-1837 - Reign of William IV ("Billy the King")
1830 - The Beerhouse Act lowers liquor taxes
1837-1902 - Reign of Queen VIctoria
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Henderson-Victorian, p. 90, "I Likes a Drop of Good Beer" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Jon Raven, _The Urban and Industrial Songs of the Black Country and Birmingham_, Broadside, 1977, pp. 241-242, "A Drop of Good Beer" (1 text)

Roud #1502
File: JRUI241

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