Oxford Ramble

Speed the Plough



A Taste of Ale

Six for Gold

Knock at the Knocker, Ring at the Bell

The Robber Bird

Three Quarter Time

The 25th



A Drop of Good Beer

A Taste of Ale track 1

A song in praise of "Billy the King" - i.e. William IV - and the Beerhouse Act of 1830. This piece of legislation did not lower the taxes on beer as such, but liberalised the licensing of beer houses - to the extent that 45 000 were opened in the next eight years.

The song is followed by a dance tune Fill the Tankard.