Ale and Tobacco by Cantantes Camarae published on 2014-03-23T01:54:37Z This is a live recording from the concert Sing, Sing, Ye Muses! presented by Cantantes Camarae on February 21, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at All Saints Episcopal Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Vocalists Melanie Woodruff (soprano),Kirsten Smith (alto), Edy Dreith (alto), Eric Duell (tenor), Armando Linares (bass) More information at www.cantantescamarae.com. Ale and Tobacco Composed by Thomas Ravenscroft (1590-1633) Tobacco fumes away all nastie rheumes, But health away it never lightly frets. And nappy Ale makes mirth (as April raine doth Earth Like the pleasant spring, where ere it soaking wets. But in that spring of mirth such madnes hye doth growe, As fills a foole by birth with crochets, with Ale and Tobacco.