Merry Little Hop

A delightful song brought to us by Rick, and written by Graeme Miles.
Source: Danny & Joyce McLeod cd, Never a Cross Word

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Chorus:
God bless the merry little hop
That brings us all good cheer
For without the merry little hop
We would never know strong beer
We would never know strong beer

Here’s praise indeed for the barley malt
From which fine whiskies come
And praise indeed for the sugar in the cane
From which does come brown rum
And praise indeed for juniper
With its berry black as sin
For without the juniper tree
We’d not know fiery gin. Hey!

Chorus

Here’s praise indeed for the golden grape
That hangs upon the vine
For without the golden grape
We’d not know brandy wine
And praise indeed for the apples on the bow
That in the autumn grow
For without the apples on the bow
Sweet cider we’d not know. Hey!

Chorus

And so we raise our glasses high
To admire that amber glow
There’s not a brewer throughout the land
Who’d not have us to know
That the ale he brews is honest and true
The finest and the best
But without the merry little hop
It would never pass the test

Chorus

And now we’ll put our glasses down
All empty to the dreg
We’ll call on the landlord good and loud
To tap another keg
And as we watch the liquid flow
And admire that glorious sound
We’ll raise our glasses one more time
And sing another round

Chorus

 

 

 

 

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