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First Line: Oh, for a bowl of fat canary
Last Line: Jove would leap down to surfeit here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lily, John
Variant Title(s): A Serving Men's Song
Subject(s): Food & Eating


Oh, for a bowl of fat Canary,
Rich Palermo, sparkling Sherry,
Some nectar else, from Juno's dairy;
Oh, these draughts would make us merry!

Oh, for a wench (I deal in faces,
And in other daintier things);
Tickled am I with her embraces,
Fine dancing in such fairy rings.

Oh, for a plump fat leg of mutton,
Veal, lamb, capon, pig, and coney [rabbit];
None is happy but a glutton,
None an ass bit who wants money.

Wines indeed and girls are good,
But brave victuals feast the blood;
For wenches, wine, and lusty cheer,
Jove would leap down to surfeit here.




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