This short number written in 3/4 time is also known as "Drink! Drink! Drink!" or "Drinking Song (Drink! Drink! Drink!)"... and is arguably the world's most famous drinking song. With music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by the actress and librettist Dorothy Donnelly, it is the second song in Act II of Romberg's most successful work, The Student Prince
, an operetta that ran for 608 performances, making it the longest running Broadway show of the Roaring '20s.
In the 1954 film version it was performed (ostensibly) by Edmund Purdom, but the voice was actually that of Mario Lanza. On occasion it has been performed by Blackmore's Night, not by Candice Night but by keyboard player David Baranowski.
Alexander Baron - London, England