“Fathom the Bowl”

Alternate titles: “The Punch Ladle”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1889 (Baring Gould)
Keywords: drink nonballad
Found in: Britain(England(South,Lond))

Description

In praise of drink, perhaps linked with a complaint about one's wife or a reminiscence of one's dead father. Each verse ends with the cry, "Bring (me/in) the punch ladle, (and) (I'll/we'll) fathom the bowl."

References

  1. Kennedy 268, "Bring in the Punch Ladle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, FATHOMBL*
  3. Roud #880
  4. BI, K268