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A Tankard of Ale
ENGLISH ALE1
By William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-82)
Oh, froth me a flagon of English ale, Stout and old as amber pale, Which heart and head will alike assail, Ale, ale be mine.
Or brew me a pottle of sturdy sack, Sherries and spice with a toast at its back, And need shall be none to bid me attack That drink divine.
Or brew me a pottle of sturdy sack, And need shall be none to bid me attack,
That drink divine !
That drink divine !
Still I prefer a flagon of ale, ha ! ha !
Stout and old, ha ! ha ! and as amber pale, ha ! ha !
Which head and heart will alike assail.
Ale, ale be mine. Ale, ale,
Fine old English ale, ale, ale,
Fine old English ale I Ale be mine !
1 Set to Music by G. H. Rodwell, and published by Messrs. J. B. Cramer and Co.
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