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Drinking/Fighting Songs

Postby dan_vasey » Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:10 am

So I'm basically looking for some medieval-esque songs for me and the lads to sing while we're down the beer tent and what have you.
Row Me Bully Boys, and the two Hobbit songs from LOTR (Hey, Ho To the Bottle I Go & The Fine Brew) are the current ones, but I want more. What else is out there?!

Anyone got anything?



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Re: Drinking/Fighting Songs

Postby Simon Atford » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:47 am

Many of our songs are specific to our groups but try this one. A bit later than medieval but should be fine for evening singing.

Fathom the Bowl

I'll fathom the bowl, I'll fathom the bowl
Give me the punch ladle, I'll fathom the bowl
Come all you bold heroes, give an ear to my song
And well sing in the praise of good brandy and rum
There's a clear crystal fountain near England shall roll
Give me the punch ladle, I'll fathom the bowl
From France we do get brandy, from Jamaica comes rum
Sweet oranges and apples from Portugal come
But ale and strong cider are England's control
Give me the punch ladle, I'll fathom the bowl
My wife she do disturb me when I'm laid at my ease
She does as she likes and she says as she please
My wife, she's a devil, she's black as the coal
Give me the punch ladle, I'll fathom the bowl
My father he do lie in the depths of the sea
With no stone at his head but what matters for he
There's a clear crystal fountain, near England shall roll
Give me the punch ladle, I'll fathom the bowl



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Re: Drinking/Fighting Songs

Postby John Waller » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:23 pm

And not forgetting the classic

Swords Of A Thousand Men

Deep in the castle and back from the wars
Back with my lady and the fires burned tall
Hooray went the men down below
All outside was the rain and snow
Hear their shout, hear their roar
They've probably had a barrel of ale and much, much more
Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah
Over the hill went the swords of a thousand men

We had to meet the enemy a mile away
Thunder in the air and the sky turned grey
Assembling the knights and their swords were sharp
There was not a hope in your English hearts
When you Hear our drums, hear them sound
We're gonna fight until we have won this town
Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah
Over the hill went the swords of a thousand men

When the knights come along at the end of the day
Some were half-alive and some had run away
But Hear our triumph, hear our shout
We'll probably drink a barrel of ale and much, much more
Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah
Over the hill went the swords of a thousand men

Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah
Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah - yeah

Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah
Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah - yeah

Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah
Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah - yeah

Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah
Hooray, hooray, hooray, yeah - yeah


Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.

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Re: Drinking/Fighting Songs

Postby Simon Atford » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:44 pm

THE HARD DRINKER
(Sung to the tune of Wild Rover)
I've been a hard drinker for many a year,
And I always fall over on ten pints of beer,
So now when I drink, I sit on the floor,
And I never will risk falling over no more.
Chorus
And it's no, nay, never,
No, nay, never, no more,
Will I drink and fall over,
No never, no more.
I went to a bar that I used to frequent,
Despite having sworn that I'd give up for Lent,
I asked for two pints, but the barman said "Nay!
You'll only fall over like you did yesterday."
Chorus
Well I pulled from my pocket two shiny gold pounds,
And I managed to do it without falling down,
The barman said "Sir, please choose from this list,
And I'm sorry if just now I thought you were p*ssed".
Chorus






I think that I'll stick now to stiff drinks and shorts,
Like whiskeys and vodkas and brandies and ports,
Cut down on the volume of all that I drink,
Then at least when I throw up I won't block the sink.
Chorus
I'll go back to my woman, confess what I've done,
And if she should hit me I won't turn and run,
I'll promise to give up... but if I should fail...
I'll see you next Thursday for ten pints of ale.
Chorus




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