Songs of the Ale Knights

Here in no special order are favorite songs of the Ale Knights. Some are true originals, and others are borrowed from the sources of antiquity.

Songs are placed here for Ale Knights with no access to The Offical Ale Knights Karaoke Laser Disc or friendly neighborhood bard.


The Drunken Sailor

A light and lively round, sung and improvised ad infinitum...
Chorus:
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
What do you do with a drunken sailor?
Early in the morning.

Heave, ho, and up she rises,
Heave, ho, and up she rises,
Heave, ho, and up she rises,
Early in the morning.
Verse:
Splash his face with cold sea water,
Splash his face with cold sea water,
Splash his face with cold sea water,
Early in the morning.

Tie him to the yard arm until he's sober,
Tie him to the yard arm until he's sober,
Tie him to the yard arm until he's sober,
Early in the morning.

Put him in the long boat until he's sober,
...


The Rambler

A happy tune of Irish origin, taught and sung by our favorite drunken Irishmen
Chorus:
I'm a rambler, I'm a gambler,
I'm a a long way from home,
And if you don't like me, 
well leave me alone.

I'll eat when I'm hungry, 
I'll drink when I'm dry,
And if the moonshine don't kill me,
I'll live 'til I die.
I've been a moonshiner for many a year.
I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer.
I'll go to me hollow and set up me still
And I'll sell you ten gallons for a two dollar bill.

I'll go to some hollow in this country
Ten gallons of moonshine, I'll go on a spree.
No women to follow, the world is all mine
I love  none so well as I love the moonshine.

Oh moonshine, oh moonshine, oh how I love thee
Ten gallons of whiskey, I'll go on a spree.
I love all moonshiners and I love all moonshine
They're breath is as sweet as the dew on the vine.


The Initiation Song

A joyous tune, usualy sung at the inauguration of a new Ale Knight...
Chorus:
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
Verse:
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.
La, la, la, la, la, la, la.


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