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Good ale

Language: English

Bring us in no brown bread for that is made of bran,
Nor bring us in no white bread for therein is no gain,
But bring us in good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed lady's sake bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no bacon for that is passing fat
But bring us in good ale and give us enough of that,
And bring us in good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed lady's sake bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no butter for there in are many hairs,
Nor bring us in no pig's flesh for that will make us boars,
But bring us in good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed lady's sake bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no egges for there are many shells,
But bring us in good ale and give us nothing else,
And bring us in good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed lady's sake bring us in good ale!


Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in a modified version by Peter Warlock.

Set in a modified version by Gustav Holst.

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:16
Line count: 16
Word count: 179

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