“A Sup of Good Whisky”


A mouthful "of good whisky will make you glad"; too much will make you mad; none is bad. Preachers, doctors, lawyers, Turks, and Quakers are against it but drink "in their turn" Germans, French, and Italians boast of their drinking; Hibernia's is best.

Cross references

  • cf. "Chapter of Kings" (tune, per broadsides Bodleian Harding B 25(1853), Harding B 11(3699))


  • Bodleian, Firth b.25(569/570/571/572) View 4 of 5, "A Sup of Good Whisky" ("A sup of good whisky will make you glad"), W. Macnie (Stirling), 1825; also Johnson Ballads 3185, Harding B 25(1853), Harding B 11(3699), "A Sup of Good Whisky"


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 83-86, "A Sup of Good Whisky" (1 text)
  2. BI, CfPS083


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: drink nonballad