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Can you name this piece?

Below is the translated excerpt of lyrics from a well known piece of classical music. Can you name the piece? Guess in the comments, as I have screened them. And no fair using google.

The mistress drinks, the master drinks,
the soldier drinks, the priest drinks,
the man drinks, the woman drinks,
the servant drinks with the maid,
the swift man drinks, the lazy man drinks,
the white man drinks, the black man drinks,
the settled man drinks, the wanderer drinks,
the stupid man drinks, the wise man drinks,

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

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eds3
Nov. 19th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
lyrics
I believe those are two "lost verses" from the extended mix of "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba.

I GET KNOCKED DOWN! BUT I GET UP AGAIN! AND THEY'RE NEVER GONNA KEEP ME DOWN!
grieve
Nov. 20th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Re: lyrics
That is an excellent guess, but no. :)
raaga123
Nov. 26th, 2007 03:00 am (UTC)
Sounds like the sort of thing that turns up in Carmina Burana, though I don't remember this exact bit. My favorite weirdness from that piece is the chorus of the swan's lament: "Oh misery me, now I am roasted black."
grieve
Nov. 26th, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
We have a Winner!

Funny I remember the swan's lament as well, though in the translation I read it was "Woe is me, for I am black and roasted through."

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