THE BREWER'S DAUGHTER
 
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Some years ago In London Town, there lived a wealthy Brewer
His Stout and Ale gained great renown because they were so pure
Where'er you went you'd see Bung's name,
Bung's Ale, Bung's Stout, Bung's Porter
And Bung he had an only child, a young and lovely daughter.

Chorus: To disobey her aged Pa, 'Twas I who cruelly taught her
And I never shall forget the fate of the Brewer's only daughter.


The Brewer was so rich I'm told he might have filled his stillions
With Copper, Silver, Notes and Gold, in fact he was worth millions
And I was the Brewer's humble clerk, looked after the Ale and Porter
And now it pains me to confess I looked after the Brewer's daughter.

Chorus:

To tell you of our goings on your modesty I'd shock you
To the Argyle Rooms we often went for we both were fond of hops too
But one day kissing the humble clerk her wealthy father caught her
When he kicked poor me clean out of doors, and struck his only daughter

Chorus:

'A blow,' said she, 'And the blower lives, I'm blowed, and by my father
Sooner than live beneath your roof I'll starve myself, Pa rather.'
Then through the yard she madly ran and though everywhere he sought her
The Brewer never from that hour, beheld his only daughter.

Chorus:

For a twelve-month he had no ale made, when he thought he'd try again, so
He went into the Brewery but his heart was filled with pain, oh!
At the bottom of the copper lay midst the dregs of stale old Porter
A button, a pin, a pair of stays and a boot of his only daughter.

Chorus:

In the copper she had thrown herself, being full, of course it drowned her
And the Brewery for a year being closed till then they'd never found her
I remembered the customers praised that week the flavor of the Porter
They little knew the cause of that was the Brewer's only daughter.

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Performed by Arthur Lloyd (1840-1904)
 
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