Barrel of fun/laughs

Origin of: Barrel of fun/laughs

Barrel of fun/laughs

This informal, collective noun for fun or jollity is originally American and dates from the early 19th century. Barrel of fun was given a boost during WWII when the song Roll out the Barrel or The Beer Barrel Polka became popular. Not many people are aware that this popular song is of Czech origin and was originally composed as a polka in 1927.