Slaves are they that heap up mountains (John Stafford Smith)
- Editor: Laura Conrad (submitted 2002-08-12). Score information: Letter, 24 pages, 280 kB Copyright: GnuGPL
- Edition notes: From a collection of Drinking songs
Title: Slaves are they that heap up mountains
Composer: John Stafford Smith
Original text and translations
Slaves are they that heap up mountains,
Still desiring more and more!
We’ll carouse in Bacchus’ fountains,
Never dreaming to be poor.
Give us then a cup of liquor,
Fill it up unto the brim!
For then methinks our wits grow quicker,
When our brains in liquor swim.