Little Brown Jug

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Little Brown Jug
Composer Joseph Winner
Released 1869-??-?? c.
Title Origin Official

Little Brown Jug is an upbeat drinking song about a love of alcohol consumed from a little brown jug. The song became especially popular during the American prohibition era.


Sound Blaster (DOS)

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Sound Blaster (DOS)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1989-??-??
Length 1:02.76
Format CMF
Loops No

Little Brown Jug is one of the example songs included in the bundled software with the Sound Blaster. The file is named JUG.CMF.

Sheet Music


Me and my wife live all alone,
In a little log hut we called our own;
She loved gin, and I loved rum,
I tell you what, we'd lots of fun.

Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
"Little brown jug" don't I love thee;
Ha, ha, ha, you and me,
"Little brown jug" don't I love thee.

'Tis you who makes my friends my foes,
'Tis you who makes me wear old clothes;
Here you are, so near my nose,
So tip her up, and down she goes.


When I go toiling to my farm,
I take little "Brown Jug" under my arm;
I place it under a shady tree,
Little "Brown Jug" 'tis you and me.


If all the folks in Adam's race,
Were gathered together in one place;
Then I'd prepare to shed a tear,
Before I'd part from you, my dear.


If I'd a cow that gave such milk,
I'd clothe her in the finest silk;
Feed her on the choicest hay,
And milk her forty times a day.


The rose is red, my nose is, too,
The violet's blue, and so are you;
And yet I guess before I stop,
We'd better take another drop.