What does stone wine mean in the song When Johnny Comes Marching Home?

In the song When Johnny Comes Marching Home, a part of the lyrics are

In eighteen hundred and sixty-one

Hurrah! Hurrah!

That was when the war begun,

Hurrah! Hurrah!

In eighteen hundred and sixty-two,

Both sides were falling to,

And we’ll all drink stone wine,

When Johnny comes marching home.

And we’ll all drink stone wine,

When Johnny comes marching home.

In these Lyrics, what does “stone wine” mean? They will all drink “stone wine”. Does anyone know what stone wine is? I am confused at this. Thanks!

3 Answers

  • This is what I found.

    http://wordsmith.org/awad/awadmail113.html

    About 1/2 way down on page.

    I like :Made from stone fruits such as peaches, apricots & plums

    and : Dropping hot stones into the drinking vessel. Another term for mulled wine.

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    In eighteen hundred and sixty-one

    Hurrah! Hurrah!

    That was when the war begun,

    Hurrah! Hurrah!

    In eighteen hundred and sixty-two,

    Both sides were falling to,

    And we’ll all drink stone wine,

    When Johnny comes…

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