The Jug Of Punch lyrics

by Altan

Being on the twenty-third of June
Oh as I sat weaving all at my loom
Being on the twenty-third of June
Oh as I sat weaving all at my loom
I heard a thrush singing on yon bush
And the song she sang was the jug of punch
Fol deh dah deh day...

What more pleasure can a boy desire
Than sitting down, oh beside the fire
What more pleasure can a boy desire
Than sitting down, oh beside the fire
And in his hand, oh a jug of punch
And on his knee a tidy wench
Fol deh dah deh day...

When I am dead and left in my mold
At my head and feet place a flowing bowl
When I am dead and left in my mold
At my head and feet place a flowing bowl
And every young man that passes by
He can have a drink and remember I
Fol deh dah deh day...

Da da da, Da da da da...

Being on the twenty-third of June
Oh as I sat weaving all at my loom
Being on the twenty-third of June
Oh as I sat weaving all at my loom
I heard a thrush singing on yon bush
And the song she sang was the jug of punch
Fol deh dah deh day...

Song Details

Author: Unknown

Earliest Known Date: 1897

Brief: On the 23rd June, the singer sits weaving at his loom and hears a thrush singing 'a jug of punch'. The singer then goes on to describe the pleasures of drink - nothing better than sitting down by a roaring fire with a tidy wench on his knee and a jug of punch in his hand.

Category: Drinking Song

Covers: The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, Pete Seeger, Lee Kelly, Scott Boswell, Golden Bough, The Kingston Trio, The Kilkennys, The Prodigals, Brigham Phillips, The McPeake Trio, Carragreen.

Albums: The Jug Of Punch by Altan is featured on the album Island Angel - (July 01, 1993). It also appears on The Best Of Altan, Voices Of Celtic Women 2 (compilation).

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