From the HBD Archive
From: Martin A. Lodahl <hplabs!pbmoss!mal>
Subject: Druids in the Wuids
Date: 1990-05-12 15:54:27 GMT

In HOMEBREW Digest #416, Gary Benson asked for it:

"Oh! ps: Would the person who has the quote in their .signature reading:
" If it's good for ancient druids,
" running nekkid through the wuids,
" drinkin' strange fermented fluids,
" then it's good enough for me.
"please tell us where that came from? Is it original? 14th century England?

I'm beginning to think this is my PERMANENT .sig file! I've been
told that it's by Pete Seeger, to be sung to the tune of "Ol' Time
Religion". I've also been told it's a "Filk song", whatever that
may be (apparently related to SciFi or fantasy, I gather).
Definitely 20th century, Gary (sorry!). I first heard it at a New
Year's Eve party where we were indeed dancing naked in the
snow 'round the bonfire, fortified by LOTS of homebrew stout.

By the bye, a doffing of the cap seems to be in order, to mark the
passing of the California hops industry. This last week, the last
few poles in the last commercial hopyard in California were pulled
up. A generation ago, the California hops industry provided
virtually all the hops used by American brewers, but changing tastes
put an end to it (about the only commercially viable hops in these
lattitudes are of the Cluster variety).
- Martin

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