drinking song


Definition of drinking song 

: a song on a convivial theme appropriate for a group engaged in social drinking

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The three men in Midland play drinking songs that are as blurry as their lyrics suggest. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts June 21-27: Macklemore & Kesha; Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & Dwight Yoakam," 19 June 2018 The raucous drinking songs and ballads (which are also drinking songs) inspire more than a single shot of whiskey. Trevor Fraser, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Disney Springs revives its late night," 18 May 2018 Nevertheless, Wildwood residents take the anthem — born of a drinking song — seriously. Michael Boren, Philly.com, "In Wildwood, where national anthem has played every summer day since 'forever,' be expected to stand," 26 Sep. 2017 The melody is based on an old English drinking song, has images of war, and is impossible to sing. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Was Mr. K on to something? Chorus grows to drop the national anthem at sports events," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of drinking song

1597, in the meaning defined above

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