I Gave her Cakes and I Gave her Ale

English Drinking Songs

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This down and dirty English Drinking Song was written by Henry Purcell in the late 17th century. Nothing makes you more merry like cakes, women and sherry!

Lyrics

I gave her cakes and I gave her ale,
I gave her sack and sherry,
I kiss’d her once and I kiss’d her twice,
And we were wondrous merry!

I gave her beads and bracelets fine,
And I gave her gold down derry,
I thought she was afear’d till she strok’d my beard,
And we were wondrous merry!

Merry, my heart’s merry, my cock’s merry, my spright’s merry,
Merry, merry, merry, merry, my hay down derry.
I kiss’d her once and I kiss’d her twice,
And we were wondrous merry!

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