O Good Ale
Its 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.
Ch/ O, Good Ale, thou art my darling
Thou art my joy both night and morning.
It's you that helps me with my work
And from a task Ill 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 turn the tap ease the pint
It's you that makes my friends my foes
It's you that makes me wear old cloths
But since you come so near me nose
It's up you comes and down you goes.
If all my friends from Adams race
Were to meet me here all in this place
I could part from all with out one tear
Before I'd part from my good beer.
And if my wife did me despise
How soon I'd give her two black eyes
But if she loved me like I love thee
What a happy couple we would be.
You have caused my debts and I often swore
That I never would drink strong ale no more
But you for all that I forgive
And I'll drink strong ale just as long as I live.