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In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby Negromancer » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:10 am

It's good to see some things never change. I stumbled upon this the other day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNLoti4sjlI

I've heard a Belorusian version of it from Stary Olsa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHvGjxe9ZoQ), but I wasn't aware of the real theme of the song. I found a translation of the latin lyrics:

When we are in the tavern,
we do not think about mortality,
but get right down to gambling,
which always raises a sweat.
What goes on in the tavern,
where a penny gets you a drink,
if that is what you want to know,
then listen to what I tell you.

Some gamble, some drink,
some behave indiscretely.
But of those who habitually gamble,
some lose their clothes,
some others win clothes to put on,
and some wear sacks.
There nobody fears death,
but they throw the dice for Bacchus.

First the libertines toast
the wine they drink;
then they drink to prisoners and captives,
third they drink to the living,
fourth to Christendom,
fifth to the faithful departed,
sixth to their painted sisters,
seventh to the forest soldiers.

An eighth time they drink to wayward brothers,
ninth to monks all over the world,
tenth to those at sea,
eleventh to those who are at odds,
twelfth for the penitent,
thirteenth for those who undertake journeys.
To the king, and to the pope as well,
they all drink without limit.

The mistress drinks, the master drinks,
the soldier and the cleric drink,
he drinks, she drinks,
the servant and the handmaiden drink,
the white man and the black man drink,
the steady and the capricious drink,
the illiterate and the professor drink.

The pauper and the sick man drink,
the exile and the stranger drink,
the boy drinks, the old man drinks,
the bishop and the deacon drink,
the sister and the brother drink,
the old lady and the mother drink,
this one drinks and that one drinks,
a hundred drink, a thousand drink.

For about six hundred turns
they continue drinking
immoderately and without measure.
Even though they drink innocently,
most people disapprove, and
therefore we will always be outcasts.
May those who dissaprove be damned,
and never be inscribed with the good people.


Na zdorovye!
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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby Savage » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:08 am

If I had a cell phone, that would be my ringtone.
Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am
Stuck in the middle with you

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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby Welsh Riot » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:28 am

Me likey this song *raises a glass*
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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby peetie44 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:30 am

That would have made someone a nice high school graduation speech.
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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby MethFront » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:49 am

As I recall, most of Orff's Carmina Burana consists of drinking songs.
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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby Wingman » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:50 am

Negromancer wrote:What goes on in the tavern,
where a penny gets you a drink!


just point me in the right direction....
Stupid should hurt.

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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby Hinchliffe » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:06 pm

Negromancer wrote:
What goes on in the tavern,
where a penny gets you a drink,



What happens in Bellaruss, stays in Bellaruss. Excellent excavating, Negromancer! D'you know Daemonia Nymphe? They have a Hymn to Bacchus that makes me want to get drunk and run through the forest and tear men open and feast like a good maenad ought. Doesn't really get going until about a minute in, and has some slow bits, but you can hear it at http://www.last.fm/music/Daemonia+Nymph ... ?autostart if you're curious.
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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby ThirstyDrunk » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:39 pm

The mistress drinks, the master drinks,
the soldier and the cleric drink,
he drinks, she drinks,
the servant and the handmaiden drink,
the white man and the black man drink,
the steady and the capricious drink,
the illiterate and the professor drink.

The pauper and the sick man drink,
the exile and the stranger drink,
the boy drinks, the old man drinks,
the bishop and the deacon drink,
the sister and the brother drink,
the old lady and the mother drink,
this one drinks and that one drinks,
a hundred drink, a thousand drink.


Nobody writes shit like tha6t no more!
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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby Negromancer » Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:31 am

Hinchliffe wrote:
Negromancer wrote:
What goes on in the tavern,
where a penny gets you a drink,



What happens in Bellaruss, stays in Bellaruss. Excellent excavating, Negromancer! D'you know Daemonia Nymphe? They have a Hymn to Bacchus that makes me want to get drunk and run through the forest and tear men open and feast like a good maenad ought. Doesn't really get going until about a minute in, and has some slow bits, but you can hear it at http://www.last.fm/music/Daemonia+Nymph ... ?autostart if you're curious.


Haven't heard it before, but this was cool! I can only heard 30 seconds of it, but I'd love to hear more.

Oh wait, I found it on youtube. Thank's a lot, I've been into some ancient greek music lately for inspiration for my own lyre playing. In a way this reminds me of the epic skaldic poem I've been working on, as a tribute to alcohol and Odin's quest to steal the mead of poetry. A drápa for for Odin seems appropriate, since he after all is a god of ecstacy and chaos in many ways.
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Re: In Taberna - A medieval drinking song

Postby Savage » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:37 am

Oh god. Earworm.
Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am
Stuck in the middle with you

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