#02753
Jug Of Punch (Edward Francis Fitzwilliam) videos
#1435: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

One pleasant evening in the month of June,
As I was sitting with my glass and spoon;
A small bird sat on an ivy bunch,
And the song he sang was the Jug Of Punch.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay.

A small bird sat on an ivy bunch,
And the song he sang was the jug of punch.

What more diversion can a man desire,
Than to sit him down by a snug turf fire;
Upon his knee a pretty wench,
Aye, and on the table a jug of punch.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay.

Upon his knee a pretty wench,
Aye, and on the table a jug of punch.

Let the doctors come with all their art,
They'll make no impression upon my heart;
Even the cripple forgets his hunch,
When he's snug outside of a jug of punch.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay.

Even the cripple forgets his hunch,
When he's snug outside of a jug of punch.

Ye mortal lords, drink your nectar wine,
And ye quality folk, sip your claret fine;
I'd give them all the grapes in the bunch,
For a jolly pull at my jug of punch.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay.

I'd give them all the grapes in the bunch,
For a jolly pull at my jug of punch.

And if I get drunk, well the money's me own,
And them don't like me they can leave me alone;
I'll tune my fiddle and I'll rosin my bow,
And I'll be welcome wherever I go.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay.

I'll tune me fiddle and I'll rosin me bow,
And I'll be welcome wherever I go.

And when I'm dead and in my grave,
No costly tombstone will I have;
Just lay me down in my native peat,
With a jug of punch at my head and feet.

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo, too-ra-loo-ra-lay.

Just lay me down in my native peat,
With a jug of punch at my head and feet.

####.... Variant of a stage song with vocal music composed by Edward Francis Fitzwilliam [1824-1857] for the play Green Bushes which opened on January 27, 1845, and would become the most popular play ever performed at London's Adelphi Theatre (1806-1900). Also a variant of a British broadside ballad, The Jug Of Punch, archived at the Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, shelfmark: Firth b.27(162) and printed without a printer's name, date or location ....####
The video above features a variant recorded by Little John Cameron (Little Johnny Cameron, trk#9, 1974, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario, recorded at MUN Studio, St John's, NL).

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Another variant was recorded by Shanneyganock (Set You Free, trk#7, 2004, Avondale Music, St John's, NL).

See more songs by Shanneyganock.

The video below features a 12-string guitar performance of a variant by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle of Man.

#1204: YouTube video by threelegsoman
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

The video below features a lively variant recorded by the Navigators (Sea Miner, trk#6, 2009).

See more songs by the Navigators.

#1386: YouTube video by TheNewfoundlandMusic
©2016 ~ Used with permission ~


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