Crazy Jane (1)/Let's be Jovial

Crazy Jane (1)  (between 1815 and 1825) 
Let's be Jovial

LET'S BE JOVIAL

Let’s be jovial fill our glasses,
Madness ’tis for us to think.
How the world is ruled by asses,
And the wise are sway’d by chink.

Then never let vain care oppress us,
Riches are to them a snare;
We’re ev’ry one as rich as Croesus,
While the bottle drowns our care.

Wine will make us red as roses,
And our sorrows quite forget

Come let us fuddle all our noses,
Drink ourselves quite out of debt.

When grim Death comes looking for us,
We are roving o’er our bowls:
Bacchus joining in the chorus
Death, begone here’s nought but souls.

God-like Bacchus thus commanding,
Trembling death away shall fly,
Ever after, understanding
Drinking souls can never die.

FINIS


This work was published before January 1, 1928, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.