James Edwin Campbell

Saturday Night At Heinrich's

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Heinrich, bring us three bottles of wine --
What shall it be, boys? Sherry or port?
Cheers for old Bacchus, god of the vine,
Jolly old rounder, the Greeks report.
Sherry, sherry, bring us sherry,
Fill the glasses, don't be chary.
Bolt the door on frowning care,
Draw the cork and tilt your chair;
Drink and sing the night away --
Day for work and night for play!


Heinrich, 'nother three bottles of wine,
Brown as the eye of a maid I know --
Cheers for the maiden, cheers for the vine,
Up to your feet, boys, now let her go!
Sherry, sherry, rich brown sherry,
Draw the cork and let's be merry.
Here's to all the brown-eyed maids,
Blue-eyed, black-eyed and all shades;
Drink and sing the night away --
Day for work and night for play!


Heinrich, 'nother three bottles of wine,
And say, good fellow, please chalk it down;
That last you brought was deucedly fine,
Bouquet charming; its color so brown.
Sherry, sherry, rich brown sherry,
Draw the cork and let's be merry.
We must drink if debts are made,
We must drink if they're not paid.
Drink and sing the night away --
Day for work and night for play!

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