Friezland Ale

 
Performed by:
Will Noble
Recorded in:
Shepley
Recorded on:
21/01/2007
Recorded by:
Ray Padgett
Genre:
Drink
Keywords:
Seasons
 

Archival information

TYG:
52
Key:
Eb
Time Signature:
4/4
Roud id:
12916
Laws id:
Master title:
Friezland Ale
Places Cited:
Friezland

Lyrics

1
Whenee’er I drink of Friezland Ale drawn from an old brahn bottle,
Ah feel as if a summer’s morn were runnin’ dahn me throttle,
A pint o’ sunshine at a swipe, all sparkle, grip and mettle,
There’s nothing like good ’ome-brewed ale for keepin’ folks in fettle.
There’s nothing etc.

2
There is no ale from barley brewed with ’alf so rich a flavour,
For English folks and English soil in ivry drop I savour.
It does not tie the legs or feet nor set the head a-tuppin’,
It mecks a ploughman feel a king becos it’s royal suppin’.

3
It floweth from the bottle’s mouth in foam lahk cream but richer,
It bubbles up in bunches rare lahk roses in a picture,
But never roses ’alf so fair, so dewy, cooil and sappy;
A mellow pot of Friezland Ale would meck a gatepost ’appy.

4
Whenee’er I drink this mellow brew with malt ‘n ’ops in plenty,
Ah’m ten year younger with a pint an’ if Ah’ve two Ah’m twenty;
The laughin’ stream runs dahn me neck an’ drahns tee-total teychin’
Ah’d goa ti chapel twice a day if Friezland Ale were preychin’.

5
The man who drinks good Friezland Ale grows ruddier than the cherry,
’E walks on daisies all ’is life in sunshine bright an’ merry;
For Old King Time goes ’and in ’and with Friezland folks a-laughin’,
’E knows their ’earts will nee’er grow old as long as they keep quaffin’.

Joined on repeats by Will’s family, Pippa, Cuthbert and Lydia, and Ray Padgett and Steve Gardham.