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DRINKING SONG OF MUNICH, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet iser! Were thy sunny realm
Last Line: A paradise below!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine

SWEET Iser! were thy sunny realm
And flowery gardens mine,
Thy waters I would shade with elm
To prop the tender vine;
My golden flagons I would fill
With rosy draughts from every hill;
And under every myrtle bower,
My gay companions should prolong
The laugh, the revel, and the song,
To many an idle hour.

Like rivers crimsoned with the beam
Of yonder planet bright,
Our balmy cups should ever stream
Profusion of delight;
No care should touch the mellow heart,
And sad or sober none depart;
For wine can triumph over wo,
And Love and Bacchus, brother powers,
Could build in Iser's sunny bowers
A paradise below!

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