Vive la Compagnie

DESCRIPTION: "Let Bacchus to Venus libations pour forth, Vive la compagnie. And let us make use of our time while it lasts, Vive la compagnie. Vive la, vive la, vive l'amour...." Bachelors toast their lasses, husbands their wives, all toast their friends
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1818
KEYWORDS: drink friend nonballad
FOUND IN: US Britain(England) Germany
REFERENCES (6 citations):
RJackson-19CPop, pp. 218-221, "Vive la Compagnie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 288, "Vive la Compagnie" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 235, "Vive La Compagnie (Vive l'Amour)" (1 text)
Fuld-WFM, pp. 606-607, "Vive la Compaigne"
DT, VIVLAMOR
ADDITIONAL: Henry Randall Waite, _College Songs: A Collection of New and Popular Songs of the American Colleges_, new and enlarged edition, Oliver Ditson & Co., 1887, p. 41, "Vive L'Amour" (1 text, 1 tune) (p. 16 of part 3 in the 1876 edition)

ST RJ19218 (Full)
SAME TUNE:
Vive le Captain John (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 161)
Chivalrous C. S. A. ! ("I'll sing you a song of the South's sunny clime") (WolfAmericanSongSheets, p. 187)
Let Every Young Sophomore (Henry Randall Waite, _Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges_ first edition 1868, expanded edition, Oliver Ditson, 1876, p. 100)
Tegere Te Cura ("Away with your books and your cares for tonight, Tegere te cura!") (Henry Randall Waite, _Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges_ first edition 1868, expanded edition, Oliver Ditson, 1876, p. 129)
Vive le Capitaine John ("In ye days when ye Salvages lived in ye land" [sic.]) (Henry Randall Waite, _Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges_ first edition 1868, expanded edition, Oliver Ditson, 1876, p. 43)
Remarkable ("We'll sing you a very remarkable song, Vive l'Sixty-five!") (Henry Randall Waite, _Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges_ first edition 1868, expanded edition, Oliver Ditson, 1876, p. 46)
The Ship ("O! the ship of Cornell is out on the sea, Cleaving the ocean blue") (by Albert Osborne, [class of 18]72) (Henry Randall Waite, _Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges_ first edition 1868, expanded edition, Oliver Ditson, 1876, p. 115)
NOTES: Fuld points out that this song has been printed in England, America, and Germany, but no early French printings are known. It may, in fact, be an English song; at least, the tune is close to "The Lincolnshire Poacher." - RBW
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