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Fathom the Bowl

English drinking song
Arr. Kadee Crottier
Published: Kadee Crottier

Come all ye bold heroes attend to my song.
I'll sing in the praise of good brandy and rum,
There's a clear crystal fountain o'er England shall roll.
Give to me the punch ladle, and I'll fathom the bowl

Refrain:
I'll fathom the bowl,
I'll fathom the bowl.
Give to me the punch ladle,
I'll fathom the bowl.

From France we get brandy, from Jamaica comes rum.
Sweet oranges and lemons from Portugal come.
But stout, ale and cider are England's control.
(Rule Brittania! Brittania, rule the waves!)
Give to me the punch ladle, and I'll fathom the bowl.

Refrain

My father, he lies in the depths of the sea.
Cold rocks for his pillow, what matter to he!
There’s a clear crystal fountain o’er England shall roll.
Give to me the punch ladle, and I’ll fathom the bowl.

Refrain

My wife, she disturbs me as I lay at my ease.
She’ll do as she will and she’ll say as she please.
My wife is the devil, she’s black as the coal,
So give to me the punch ladle, and I’ll fathom the bowl.


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