MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
The Baltimore
Mrs. Peter Mushrow NFLD 1 Tape 18 Track 9
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Drinking song / cumulative

Oh here's good luck to the half a pint that sails in the Baltimore
Oh here's good luck to the half a pint that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the half a pint the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the pint that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the pint that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the half a quart that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the half a quart that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the quart that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the quart that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the quart, the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the half a gallon that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the half a gallon that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the half a gallon, quart, the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the gallon that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the gallon that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the gallon, the half a gallon, quart, the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the half a barrel that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the half a barrel that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the half a barrel, gallon, the half a gallon, quart, the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the barrel that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the barrel that sails in the Baltimore
Oh, the barrel, the half a barrel, gallon, the half a gallon, quart, the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the half a puncheon that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the half a puncheon that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the half a puncheon, the barrel, the half a barrel, gallon, the half a gallon, quart, the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the puncheon that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the puncheon that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the puncheon, the half a puncheon, the barrel, the half a barrel, gallon, the half a gallon, quart, the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore

Here's good luck to the landlady that sails in the Baltimore
Here's good luck to the landlady that sails in the Baltimore
Oh the landlady, the puncheon, the half a puncheon, the barrel, the half a barrel, gallon, the half a gallon, quart, the half a quart, the pint, the half a pint, the silver pot and a little drop more
And good luck good luck good luck to the Baltimore


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Text notes: This is a drinking song with elements of enumerative or cumulative songs. First, "good luck to a half pint", then a pint, then half a quart.

Tune notes: The triadic melody is somewhat fanfare-like, in relatively fast. 4/4 metre and a major key.

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