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Good Ale

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Good Ale

It is of good ale to you I'll sing
And to good ale I'll always cling
I like my mug filled to the brim
And I'll drink all you'd like to bring

  Oh good ale, thou art my darling
  Thou art my joy both night and morning

It is you that helps me with my work
And from a task I'll never shirk
While I can get a good home brew
And better than one pint, I like two

I love you in the early morn
I love you in daylight, dark, or dawn
And when I'm weary, worn, or spent
I'll turn the tap and ease the vent
It is you that makes my friends my foes
It is you that makes me wear old clothes
But since you come so near my nose
It's up you comes and down you goes

And if all my friends from Adam's race
Was to meet me here all in this place
I could part from all without one fear
Before I'd part from my good beer

And if my wife should me despise
How soon I'd give her two black eyes
But if she loved me as I love thee
What a happy couple we should be

You have caused me debts that I've often swore
I never would drink strong ale no more
But you, for all that, I'll forgive
And I'll drink strong ale as long as I live
from the Copper Family

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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