Best American Drinking Songs

Ever since the founding of the original colonies, our American brethren composed drinking songs to celebrate, motivate and lose oneself. During the revolution, the pubs were the center of politics. Many revolutionary meetings were held in a pub and many of the founding fathers were ardent brewers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Drinking and singing is part of the American heritage and Drinking-Songs.com is proud to keep that tradition alive!

John Barleycorn

“John Barleycorn” is a great American Drinking Song for the home brewer. This song takes you through the simple steps of producing home brewed beer from barley. Lyrics There were three men

Whiskey, O (John, Rise Her Up)

“Whiskey, O” sometimes referred to as “John, Rise Her Up” is an easy to learn American Drinking Song. Lyrics Whiskey is the life of man I’ll drink whiskey when I can, Whiskey,

Whiffenpoof Song

The Yale Whiffenpoofs are the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the United States, established in 1909. This American Drinking Song celebrates the whiffenpoofs and the local bars they would frequent and

Drunk Last Night

“The Goddamned Dutch” (aka “The Souse Family” or “Drunk Last Night”) is a traditional American Drinking Song found among Hash House Harriers, rugby players and fraternities. Also known as “Glorious”, it first

Little Brown Jug

“Little Brown Jug” is an American Drinking Song written in 1869 by Joseph Winner, originally published credited to “Eastburn” (Winner’s middle name). It remained well known as a folk song into the

Rye Whiskey

American rye whiskey requires that the whiskey be distilled from at least 51% rye. This traditional American Drinking Song gives praise to one of America’s greatest drinks, rye whiskey. Lyrics I’ll eat