“Love and Whisky”


"Love and whisky both, Rejoice an honest fellow." If love leaves a jealous pang or whisky a headache "take another sup" as cure. "May the smiles of love Cheer our lads so clever; And, with whisky, boys, We'll drink King George for ever"


Croker-PopularSong: "The most popular song of the heyday of Irish Volunteerism [beginning 1780] and which song continued a general favourite until the dissolution of the Irish Yeomanry Corps [started to decline about 1812 according to "County Armagh Yeomanry Corps" by Samuel Lutton at the Craigavon Historical Society site]."

Cross references

  • cf. "Bobbin Joan" (tune, according to Croker-PopularSongs)


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 73-74, "Love and Whisky" (1 text)
  2. BI, CkPS073


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: love drink nonballad
Found in: Ireland