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Three Drunken Maidens (Chris Hennessy) video
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Now, there were three drunken maidens
and they came from the Isle of Wight,
They started to drink on a Monday
and they never stopped till that Saturday night;
But when Saturday night it came around,
oh, still they wouldn't get out,
These three drunken maidens
they passed the jug about.
These three drunken maidens
they passed the jug about.

Then in came dancing Sally
with the cheeks as red as a bloom,
Drink 'em up, my jolly young sisters,
and give young Sally some room;
And then I will be your equal
before the evening's out,
These three drunken maidens
they passed the jug about.
These three drunken maidens
they passed the jug about.

Then in came the landlord,
he was looking for his pay,
For the forty pints of ale they drank,
the girls refused to pay;
They had twenty pounds apiece in the purse,
but still they wouldn't get up,
These three drunken maidens
they passed the jug about.
These three drunken maidens
they passed the jug about.

Where are your feathered hats,
your mantles rich and fine?
They've all been swallowed up,
me lassies, in casks of fine red wine;
And where did you leave your sailor boys,
you maidens this fine day?
Well, we left them in the alehouse,
and it's there they're going to stay.
We left them in the alehouse,
and it's there they're going to stay.

Now, there were three drunken maidens
and they came from the Isle of Wight,
They started to drink on a Monday
and they never stopped till that Saturday night;
But when Saturday night it came around,
oh, still they wouldn't get out,
These three drunken maidens
they passed the jug about.
These three drunken maidens
they passed the jug about.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional English drinking song ....####
George R Kinloch collected a three-stanza fragment in England without a title in The Ballad Book VIII, p.30, 1827.

This variant was arranged and recorded by Chris Hennessy of Torbay, NL (Sail Away To The Sea, trk#1, 2000 CD, Ballyhoura Productions, Torbay, NL).


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