Fathom the Bowl


DESCRIPTION: In praise of drink, perhaps linked with a complaint about one's wife or a reminiscence of one's dead father. Each verse ends with the cry, "Bring (me/in) the punch ladle, (and) (I'll/we'll) fathom the bowl."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1889 (Baring Gould)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South,Lond))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 88, "Fathom the Bowl" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 335)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 268, "Bring in the Punch Ladle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, #119, "The Punch Ladle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud/Bishop-NewPenguinBookOfEnglishFolkSongs #95, "Fathom the Bold" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, FATHOMBL*

Roud #880
File: K268

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