Fill every beaker up, my men, pour forth the cheering wine: Theres life and strength in every drop,thanksgiving to the vine!
The Barons last Banquet.
Note 1. John Lee is dead, that good old man, We neer shall see him more; He used to wear an old drab coat All buttoned down before. To the memory of John Lee, who died May 21, 1823. An Inscription in Matherne Churchyard.
Old Abram Brown is dead and gone, Youll never see him more; He used to wear a long brown coat That buttoned down before. Halliwell: Nursery Rhymes of England, p. 60. [back]