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A Tankard of Ale
DO NOTHING BUT EAT1
By William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Do nothing but eat, and make good cheer, And praise God for the merry year ; When flesh is cheap and females dear, And lusty lads roam here and there, So merrily, And ever among so merrily.
Be merry, be merry, my wife has all, For women are shrews, both short and tall: 'Tis merry in hall when beards wag all, And welcome merry Shrove-tide. Be merry, be merry, etc.
A cup of wine that's brisk and fine, And drink unto the leman mine ; And a merry heart lives long-a. Fill the cup and let it come, I'll pledge you a mile to the bottom.
WITH NEVER A PENNY OF MONEY
Thomas Ravenscroft (1592-1635)
We be souldiers three,
(Pardona moy ie vous an free) Lately come forth of the Low Country,
With never a penny of money. Fa la la la lantido dilly.
1 From Henry IV. Part II. Act v, Sc. 111.
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