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First Line: A lilt and a swing
Last Line: For a drink is more kind than a priest.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


A LILT and a swing,
And a ditty to sing,
Or ever the night grow old;
The wine is within,
And I'm sure 't were a sin
For a soldier to choose to be cold, my dear,
For a soldier to choose to be cold.

We 're right for a spell,
But the fever is -- well,
No thing to be braved, at least;
So bring me the wine;
No low fever in mine,
For a drink is more kind than a priest, my dear,
For a drink is more kind than a priest.





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