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The Barley Mow (Sons Of Erin) video
See also: The Baltimore (MacEdward Leach)
#1179: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Here's good luck to the pint pot,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the pint pot,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the pint pot, half a pint,
gill, half a gill, quarter gill,
Nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the half gallon,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the half gallon,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the half gallon, pint pot,
half a pint, gill, half a gill,
Quarter gill, nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the gallon,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the gallon,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the gallon, half gallon, pint pot,
half a pint, gill, half a gill,
Quarter gill, nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the half barrel,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the half barrel,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the half barrel, gallon, half gallon,
pint pot, half a pint, gill,
Half a gill, quarter gill,
nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the barrel,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the barrel,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the barrel, half barrel, gallon,
half gallon, pint pot, half a pint,
Gill, half a gill, quarter gill,
nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the daughter,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the daughter,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the daughter, barrel, half barrel,
gallon, half gallon, pint pot,
Half a pint, gill, half a gill,
quarter gill, nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the landlord,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the landlord,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the landlord, daughter, barrel,
half barrel, gallon, half gallon,
Pint pot, half a pint, gill, half a gill,
quarter gill, nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the landlady,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the landlady,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the landlady, landlord, daughter,
barrel, half barrel, gallon,
Half gallon, pint pot, half a pint,
gill, half a gill, quarter gill,
Nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the brewer,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the brewer,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the brewer, landlady, landlord,
daughter, barrel, half barrel,
Gallon, half gallon, pint pot,
half a pint, gill, half a gill,
Quarter gill, nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

Here's good luck to the company,
good luck to the barley mow,
Jolly good luck to the company,
good luck to the barley mow;
Oh, the company, brewer, landlady,
landlord, daughter, barrel,
Half barrel, gallon, half gallon,
pint pot, half a pint, gill,
Half a gill, quarter gill,
nipperkin and a round bowl,
Here's good luck, good luck,
good luck to the barley mow.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional cumulative drinking song toasting successive sizes of drinking vessels and those who serve them ....####
First known publication in 1609 (Ravenscroft's Deuteromelia, under the title Give Us Once A Drinke. A variant was also published in Ancient Ballads, originally published by The Percy Society in 1846, wherein it was discussed as part of the traditional harvest celebrations in Devon and Cornwall. It has become a drinking game song, the point of which is to consume an entire beverage. When sung as a drinking game, each chorus must be sung in one breath and anyone who cannot finish it must take a drink. Barley Mow is also the name of a pub in England.

The video above features a television performance by Sons Of Erin (c.1980), featuring bandleader Ralph O'Brien, Bob O'Donovan, and Wayne Gladney from their self-titled Newfoundland Television (NTV) music series broadcast on Saturday mornings. NTV won three CanPro awards in 1981 for their locally produced shows, one of which was the Sons Of Erin music series.


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