“Drinking of the Wine”


"Drinking (of the) wine, wine, wine, Ought to been there for a thousand years, drinking wine." In its full form, apparently a spiritual on the Eucharist


The editors of Brown, having only the chorus (and that without the reference to "holy wine" found in Lunsford's version) classified this as a drinking song. Lunsford's version makes it a spiritual of sorts. But it's the same chorus, from the same area; same song in my book. - RBW


  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "Drinking of the Wine" (on BLLunsford01)


  1. BrownIII 48, "Drinking Wine" (1 fragment)
  2. Roud #7851
  3. BI, Br3048


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)