Other Pitcher
 


Citation

“Other Pitcher,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 30, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31782.


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Title

Other Pitcher

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs, English
Night--Songs and music
Binge drinking--Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Pitcher, Joke and Push About the Pitcher

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

The Other Pitcher

The silver moon that shines so bright,
I swear, with reason is my teacher,
And if my minute-glass runs right,
We have time to drink the other pitcher.

Chorus
It is not yet day, it is not yet day,
Then why should we forsake good liquor? –
Until the sun beams round us play,
Let us jocund push about the pitcher.


They say that I must work all day,
And sleep at night to grow much riches,
But what is all the world can say,
Compared to myrth, my friend and pitcher. Chorus

Though one may boast a handsome wife,
Yet strange vagaries may bewitch her,
Unvened I live a cheerrful life,
And boldly call for the other pitcher. Chorus

I dearly love a hearty man,
No sneaking mil-sop Jenny twitches,
Who loves a lass and loves a glass,
And boldly calls for the other pitcher. Chorus.

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113_OtherPitcher

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