- a song of hearty character suitable for singing by a group engaged in convivial drinking.
Origin of drinking song
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for drinking song
And he made his way homewards, singing a Greek drinking-song as he went.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
This composition ranks with the drinking-song in popularity.
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.The History of the Catnach Press
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.Under Two Flags
Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]