General Guinness

Lyrics

You’ve heard of General Wellington, who won at Waterloo
But there’s a good old Irishman I’ll mention unto you
He comes from dear old Dublin, he’s a man we all applaud
For he always finds a corkscrew far more handy than a sword
He’s good old General Guinness, he’s a soldier strong and stout
He’s found on every bottlefront, and can’t be done without
His noble name has world-wide fame, deserves three hearty cheers
Hurrah for General Guinness of the Dublin Booziliers

This hale and hearty warrior is worshipped in the ranks
He does his task inside the cask as well as in the tanks
He bears the brunt on every front, north, south, east, and west
He’s worth about ten million counting medals on his chest
He’s good old General Guinness, he has won the world’s applause
‘Twas him who kept our spirits up in the midst of all our wars
Who was the first to flirt with Mademoiselle from Armentieres ?
Why good old General Guinness of the Dublin Booziliers

All over bonny Scotland too, the General is seen
They’ve given him the freedom of the Town of Aberdeen
From Inverness to Galashiels, he keeps them warm and bright
And they love to gather round him, och, on every moonlit night
He’s good old General Guinness, he’s as good as Scottish broth
‘Twas him who turned the Firth of Forth into the Firth of Froth.
All Scotsman yell and dance the Highland Fling when he appears
Hurrah for General Guinness of the Dublin Booziliers


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Dublin

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