Down Among the Dead Men

DESCRIPTION: "Here's a health to the king and a lasting peace, To faction an end, to wealth increase; Come, let's drink it while we have breath, For there's no drinking after death." The singer has no interest in those who will not enjoy themselves
AUTHOR: Words: John Dyer (1700-1758)? (source: Shay-Barroom, Wikipedia)
EARLIEST DATE: 1728 (The Dancing Master)
KEYWORDS: drink nonballad death
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Shay-Barroom, p. 55, "Down Among the Deat Men" (1 text)
DT, DEADMEN*

Roud #9623
File: SBar055

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