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Thread #66904   Message #2575688
Posted By: Jim Dixon
25-Feb-09 - 01:22 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Come Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl
Subject: Lyr Add: THE THREE JOLLY POSTBOYS
From Old Coaching Days by Stanley Harris (London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1882)


THE THREE JOLLY POSTBOYS

1. Three jolly postboys drinking at the Dragon,
Three jolly postboys drinking at the Dragon,
And they determined, and they determined,
And they determined to finish out the flagon.

2. Punch cures the gout, the colic, and the phthisic,
Punch cures the gout, the colic, and the phthisic,
And it is allowed to be, and it is allowed to be,
And it is allowed to be the very best of physic.

3. Landlord, fill the bowl till it does flow over,
Landlord, fill the bowl till it does flow over,
For there's not a jolly soul, for there's not a jolly soul,
For there's not a jolly soul that goes to bed sober.

4. He that drinks and goes to bed sober,
He that drinks and goes to bed sober,
Falls as the leaves fall, falls as the leaves fall,
Falls as the leaves fall, and dies in October.

5. He that drinks and goes to bed mellow,
He that drinks and goes to bed mellow,
Lives as he ought to live, lives as he ought to live,
Lives as he ought to live, and dies a jolly fellow.