Sussex Toast

This easy to remember English Drinking Song is fun to sing in a group and the lyrics can easily be changed to reflect the occasion. Lyrics I have drunk one and I will drink two Here sits one who’ll drink as much as you (chorus) More »

Barrett’s Privateers

This Canadian Drinking Song is best sung a capella  in a group. The first line of each verse is called out by a lead singer and the group responds with “How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now!” Sherbrooke is a city in southern Quebec. More »

Seven Drunken Nights

This is a traditional Irish Drinking Song and like many is sung loud and vibrantly. Depending on the location and band this song is sometimes sung faster than usual because of it’s length. This Irish drinking song is almost always sung in full. Lyrics As More »

21 English Drinking Songs

This complication contains 21 English Drinking Songs from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Many of the songs are sung in unison, but some have been composed to be sung as rounds (canons) in multiple parts. This compilation includes songs from Henry Purcell, Thomas Ravencroft, John More »

Weinlied

“Weinlied” is a German Drinking Song specifically about wine or wein in German. Lyrics Lustig zu sein beim kühlen Wein hab ich mir für genommen. Ein jeder nu das seine tu und sing mit mir in diesem Haus Den Schlemmer zu dem Fenster naus. Der More »

 

Top 10 Drinking Songs

Fields of Athenry

“Fields of Athenry” is an Irish Drinking Song set during the Great Irish Famine of 1845. It is the story of Michael, who has been punished for stealing food for his starving

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,

Beethoven’s Trinklied No. 282

Ludwig van Beethoven was a musical genius, but he also had quite a sense of humor. In this German Drinking Song, as in some of his canons and other short pieces, he

Simon the Cellarer

Drinking songs are not just for beer drinkers. Many of the most celebrated drinking songs, just like this Scottish Drinking Song, give praise to wine and its complexities. Lyrics Old Simon, the

Black Velvet Band

“Black Velvet Band” is a traditional Irish Drinking Song describing transportation to Australia, a common punishment in 19th century Britain and Ireland. The song tells the story of a tradesman who meets a young woman who has stolen an item and

21 English Drinking Songs

This complication contains 21 English Drinking Songs from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Many of the songs are sung in unison, but some have been composed to be sung as rounds (canons)

The Parting Glass

“The Parting Glass” is a traditional Irish Drinking Song, often sung at the end of a gathering of friends. It was allegedly the most popular song sung in both Scotland and Ireland

Sussex Toast

This easy to remember English Drinking Song is fun to sing in a group and the lyrics can easily be changed to reflect the occasion. Lyrics I have drunk one and I

Old Dun Cow

“Old Dun Cow” is a traditional Irish Drinking Song written by Harry Wincott in the 19th century. This song is the story of the “Old Dun Cow” pub and the night it

Fie, Nay, Prithee John

This English Drinking Song written by Henry Purcell is full of bitterness. But, rather than start a bar fight, sing this song and feel content! Lyrics Fie, nay, prithee John, Do not