Another Medieval Drinking Song

Taken from a manuscript from the fifteenth century, here is the said medieval drinking song.

Bring us in no brown bread, for that is made of bran,
Nor bring us in no white bread, for therein is no game;
But bring us in good ale, good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed Lady’s sake, bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no beef, for there is many bones,
But bring us in good ale, for that goeth down at once;
And bring us in good ale, good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed Lady’s sake, bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no bacon, for that is passing fat,
But bring us in good ale, and give us enough of that;
And bring us in good ale, good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed Lady’s sake, bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no mutton, for that is passing lean,
Nor bring us in no tripes, for they be seldom clean;
But bring us in good ale, good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed Lady’s sake, bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no egges, for there are many shells,
But bring us in good ale, and give us nothing else;
But bring us in good ale, good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed Lady’s sake, bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no butter, for therein are many hairs,
Nor bring us in no pigges flesh for that will make us bears;
But bring us in good ale, good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed Lady’s sake, bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no puddings, for therein is all God’s good,
Nor bring us in no venison, that is not for our blood;
But bring us in good ale, good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed Lady’s sake, bring us in good ale!

Bring us in no capon’s flesh, for that is often dear,
Nor bring us in no duck’s flesh, for they slobber in the mere;
But bring us in good ale, good ale, and bring us in good ale,
For our blessed Lady’s sake, bring us in good ale!

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