A bumper of good liquor (Thomas Linley the elder)

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Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-09-25).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 122 kB   Copyright: CC BY SA
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General Information

Title: A bumper of good liquor
Composer: Thomas Linley the elder
Lyricist: Richard Brinsley Sheridancreate page
Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: TTB
Genre: SecularGlee

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1776
Description: A glee from The Duenna

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Original text and translations

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A bumper of good liquor
Will end a contest quicker
Than justice, judge or vicar;
So fill each cheerful glass.

But if more deep the quarrel
Why sooner drain the barrel
Than be the hateful fellow
That's crabbed when he's mellow?