Drinking Song

The oldest in the language is in the second act of Gammer Gurton's Needle, by John Still, called The Jolly Bishop. It begins

I cannot eat but little meat.
My stomach is not good.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Drinking Song from Fact Monster:

  • Johann Christian Günther - Günther, Johann Christian Günther, Johann Christian , 1695–1723, German lyric poet. ...
  • Olivier Basselin - Basselin, Olivier Basselin, Olivier , 15th cent., French miller of Vire, Normandy. He was one of ...
  • Alcaeus - Alcaeus Alcaeus , c.620–c.580 B.C., Greek lyric poet of Lesbos. An aristocrat, he was often ...
  • Hafiz - Hafiz Hafiz [Arab.,=one who has memorized the Qur'an], 1319–1389?, Persian lyric poet, b. ...
  • Thomas Love Peacock - Peacock, Thomas Love Peacock, Thomas Love, 1785–1866, English novelist and poet. He was ...

Related Content