And so in "Hamlet" its drinking-song is one of the most celebrated numbers of the opera.
Here are a couple of verses of one, said to be the first carol or drinking-song composed in England.
And she ran the faster, and sang a drinking-song of the Spahis all the louder, because still at her heart a dull pain was aching.
The church and parsonage are in plain view, and a solemn choral from within alternates with the drinking-song without.
If any man expect from my poems the same easiness of style which he admires in a drinking-song, for him I have not written.
So the name of a love-sonnet or a drinking-song would sometimes be attached to a miserere.
The origin of the drinking-song was due to the pleasant emotions and dreams which the indulgence in alcohol aroused.
The drinking-song, from Anacreon down to all his imitators in Germany, occupies a special and very prominent place in literature.
This composition ranks with the drinking-song in popularity.
And he made his way homewards, singing a Greek drinking-song as he went.