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

Other popular recording artists: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Pete Seeger, Lee Kelly, Scott Boswell, Golden Bough, The Kingston Trio, The Kilkennys, The Prodigals, Brigham Phillips, The McPeake Trio, Carragreen.

Logo The Jug Of Punch by Altan is featured on the album Island Angel. It also appears on The Best Of Altan, Voices Of Celtic Women 2 (compilation).

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