drinking song


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drink′ing song`


n.
a song of hearty character suitable for singing by a group engaged in convivial drinking.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drinking song - a song celebrating the joys of drinkingdrinking song - a song celebrating the joys of drinking; sung at drinking parties
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
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Jasper, still walking in the centre, hand to shoulder on either side, beautifully turns the Refrain of a drinking song, and they all go up to his rooms.
"No, I have given up poetry, except now and then to write a drinking song, some gay sonnet or some innocent epigram; I compose sermons, my friend."
In a few moments every spring had its jovial knot of hard drinkers, with tin cup in hand, indulging in a mock carouse; quaffing, pledging, toasting, bandying jokes, singing drinking songs, and uttering peals of laughter, until it seemed as if their imaginations had given potency to the beverage, and cheated them into a fit of intoxication.
In no way wearied by his sallies on the road, he was in the drawing-room before any of us; and I heard him at the piano while I was yet looking after my housekeeping, singing refrains of barcaroles and drinking songs, Italian and German, by the score.
Locals guzzle the lagers, white beers and dark ales by the litre, only pausing to belt out a classic drinking song or cram a freshly baked pretzel into their mouth.
Quebec tenor Frederic Antoun is superb in the role of Otello's captain, Cassio, hitting all of his notes with precision and rich tonal balance in the joyous Act I drinking song. New Zealand tenor Thomas Atkins (Roderigo) and South African bass Simon Shibambu (Montano) are ideally cast.
OPERA WNO - La Traviata This classic production with sumptuous mid 19th-century costumes features some of Verdi's most evocative music, including the Brindisi (the drinking song) - one of the best-known melodies in opera.
01443 485934 OPERA traviata classic production with sumptuous mid 19th century costumes features some of most evocative music, including Brindisi (the drinking song) - one the best known melodies in opera.
I knew some of the songs, notably the famous drinking song Libiamo ne' lieti calici, which makes you want to get up and join in the singing and dancing.
These songsparodies and adaptations of "traditional" Yiddish songs as well as new songs and coupletsreveal "how Jewish activists attempted to construct a new Soviet Jewish culture." Almost every one of her ethnographic respondents remembered the following, a Yiddish drinking song repurposed to celebrate khaver Stalin:
Listen out for The Drinking Song, which subsequently became famous.