10 Fall Drinking Songs

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Well, it’s that time of the year. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere the days are getting shorter, the air is getting crisper, and it is definitely time to drink some mead. And if you’re anything like the staff of Groennfell Meadery you want the full experience. You want flannel shirts, changing leaves, a bottle of Mannaz, and… theme music.

Sure, there are plenty of fall music lists going around the internet. There are also plenty of lists of drinking songs. But what if you need a Fall Drinking Playlist? Well, fellow meadiac, we’ve got your back. The following is our humble list of ten songs to get you started.

“Poems, Prayers & Promises” by John Denver
Call us crazy, but doesn’t listening to John Denver’s voice feel like curling up under a genuine fleece blanket while mulled mead warms on the stove?

“There Is an Inn, a Merry Old Inn…” by the Tolkien Ensemble
This group of audacious Danes set out to record every single song and poem from the Lord of the Rings and they did. Once you get through the four hours of Elvish singing, there are some real pieces of gold like their version of a Hobbit drinking song. Nothing says autumnal comfort like Hobbits and good brew.

“New Coat of Paint” by Tom Waits
Just listen to this song. No further explanation needed. This number also wins the Swankiest Song award for this list.

“Walking Man” by James Taylor
Even though Taylor no longer drinks, we’re sure he wouldn’t mind you enjoying a bottle of mead on his behalf and settling into this great song which he described as “A song about the coming of winter and the fall of the year.” While you’re at it, just listen to the whole album.

“Old Friends” by Simon and Garfunkel
While you’re still in the mellow Walking Man vibe, why don’t you listen to some Simon and Garfunkel? This song really makes you want to bundle up (even though it’s still sixty degrees) and drink a bracer.

“Where Everybody Knows Your Name” by Gary Potnoy
If “The Theme from Cheers” doesn’t put you in the fall drinking spirit, what will?

“The Piano Has Been Drinking” by Tom Waits
This is the second of three Waits songs on this list. Something about Tom Waits’ music just makes it perfect for a Fall Drinking Playlist. Could it be that it’s creepy, usually focuses on alcohol, and Waits sings like he already caught this year’s Flu?

“The Frozen Logger” by Cisco Houston
This song contains such classic lines as “Well, if you poured whiskey on it/ he’d eat a bale of hay.” It also reminds us that the crisp fall air will soon turn to artic gales here in Vermont.

“November” by Tom Waits
This is undoubtedly the creepiest song on the list. Black Rider is a challenging album to listen to by itself, but it makes great background music at Halloween party.

“Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon
One of our favorite Halloween drinking songs, and one of the boss’s favorite songs period. 

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