Come, My Lads, and Let's Be Jolly

DESCRIPTION: "Come my lads and let's be jolly, Drive away all melancholy." The singer prefers to follow Solomon in singing "praise and glory" over "evil-speaking and back-biting." There's no harm in eating, drinking, dancing, smoking, and keeping good company
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames)
KEYWORDS: dancing drink food nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, pp. 54-55, "Come, My Lads, and Let's Be Jolly" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Wt 438)
Roud #1238
NOTES [40 words]: The lines "Whilst we live, let's be jolly, And drive away all melancholy" quoted in passing in "Our Club at Paris", Fraser's Magazine for the Town and Country (London, 1838 ("Digitized by Google") Vol. XVII, No. 100 (April 1838), p. 417. - BS
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