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Jolly Good Song

[ Roud 1224 ; trad.]

Bob Copper sang Jolly Good Song in 1971 on the Copper Family's Leader box set A Song for Every Season.

Andy Turner learned The Shepherd's Song from the Copper Family's album and sang it as the August 8, 2016 entry of his project A Folk Song a Week.

Lyrics

Bob Copper sings Jolly Good Song

It's a jolly good song and jolly well sung,
Jolly good company everyone
And if you can beat it you're welcome to try
But always remember the singer is dry.

O, half a pint of burton won't hurt'n I'm certain
O, half a pint of burton won't hurt'n I'm sure.

Give the old bounder some beer
He's had some, he's had some,
Then give the old bounder some more.