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An 18th century drinking song

A drinking song is a song sung while drinking alcohol. Most drinking songs are folk songs or commercium songs, and may be varied from person to person and region to region, in both the lyrics and in the music.

In Germany, drinking songs are called Trinklieder.

In Sweden, where they are called dryckesvisor, there are drinking songs associated with Christmas, Midsummer, and other celebrations. An example of such a song is "Helan går".

In Spain, Asturias, patria querida (the anthem of Asturias) is usually depicted as a drinking song.

In France, historical types of drinking songs are Chanson pour boire and Air à boire.

In popular culture

Musical artist Homebrew Stew (Rich Stewart) wrote a magazine article in the November 2002 issue of Modern Drunkard titled "Rhythm and Booze: The Top 86 Drinking Songs".[1]

Traditional drinking songs




Franz Schubert wrote several lieder (art songs) known as "Trinklied":

See also


  1. ^ "top 86 drinking songs - Google Search". Retrieved November 6, 2022.

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