Drink Ale in heaven with me

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by iMacattack, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    I pray good beef and I pray good beer
    This holy night of all the year,
    But I pray detestable drink to them
    That give no honour to Bethlehem.

    May all good fellows that here agree
    Drink Ale in heaven with me,
    And may all my enemies go to hell!
    Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel!
    May all my enemies go to hell!
    Noel! Noel!
  2. tojo

    tojo Well-Known Member

    Im not sure that this is in line with traditional Christian doctrine, however; I give it 2 points for the word beer, 2 points for ale and an extra point cause I hadn't heard it before...5.0

  3. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

    It was something I picked up over Christmas. Forgot to post it till now.

    WITH THESE SIMPLE and lovely lines, the great Hilaire Belloc superbly
    expressed the esprit de Noël of the Christian curmudgeon. It amounts, more
    or less, to "Rend honor to the Holy Child, and to hell with the rest". His
    Lines for a Christmas Card are obviously meant in a jovial and light-hearted
    spirit (naturally, Christans would not wish Hell on any poor soul).

    So this Yuletide perhaps you will consider home-brewing, and brew a special
    ale for the festal season now that the penitential time of Advent is
    passing. But, if you're otherwise engaged, head into town and make sure to
    have a beer, and raise your pint to that Wondrous Babe whose birth brings us
    such mirth and cheer.
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