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, 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

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

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

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

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

Libiamo ne’ lieti calici

“Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” is an Italian Drinking Song taken from Giuseppe Verdi’s great opera La Traviata. The song occurs in the first act and begins with a tenor solo. The character

Schubert’s Trinklied No. 17

Franz Schubert composed this “Trinklied,” a German Drinking Song for four male voices (two tenors and two bass). This lively drinking song is arranged with a piano accompaniment. Lyrics Auf! Jeder sei

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

Whiskey in the Jar

“Whiskey in the Jar” is a famous Irish Drinking Song, set in the southern mountains of Ireland, with specific mention of counties Cork and Kerry, as well as Fenit, a village in

O Danny Boy

Written by Frederic Weatherly in 1910, “Danny Boy” is a ballad set to the original Irish tune titled, “Londonderry Air.” Danny Boy is considered by many as a signature Irish song and