Why Should We Quarrel for Riches

DESCRIPTION: "How pleasant a sailor's life passes, Who roams o'er the watery main!" Although he never becomes right, he has "a light hearth, and a thin pair of breeches." The world is beautiful, "So why should we quarrel for riches?"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1750 (Ramsey, _The Tea-Table Miscellany_)
KEYWORDS: sailor money nonballad
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Bell-Combined, pp. 458-459, "Why Should We Quarrel for Riches" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Allan Ramsay, The Tea-Table Miscellany: or, A Collection of Choice Songs, Scots and English (in four vols) (London, 1750 eleventh edition) ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. IV, pp. 168-169, "The Sailor's Rant" (1 text)

ST BeCo458 (Partial)
File: BeCo458

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