“Landlord, Fill the Flowing Bowl”

Alternate titles: “Three Jolly Coachmen”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (recording, Kingston Trio)
Keywords: drink nonballad courting landlord

Description

"Landlord, fill the flowing bowl until it doth run over (x2), For tonight we'll merry merry be (x3); Tomorrow we'll be sober." The singer describes those who drink water, ale, whiskey and/or court freely -- noting that those who drink deep are happier

References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 229, "Landlord Fill The Flowing Bowl" (1 text)
  2. DT, COACHMN3*
  3. Roud #1234
  4. BI, FSWB229A