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Thread #25209   Message #3508129
Posted By: Jim Dixon
24-Apr-13 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Joke and Push About the Pitcher
Subject: Lyr Add: PUSH ABOUT THE PITCHER
From The Bird: Containing a Choice Collection of Love, Hunting and Bachanalian Songs... (London: A. Richardson, 1781), page 38:

1. The silver morn that shines so bright,
It's not yet day I swear by nature;
And if my minute glass goes right,
We have time to take the other pitcher.

CHORUS: It's not yet day, it's not yet day,
Then why should we part o'er good liquor;
Until the sun beams round us play,
We'll merrily push about the pitcher.

2. They tell me if I'd work my days,
And sleep my nights, I might grow richer,
But what is all the world's delight,
Compar'd to friend, to mirth and pitcher.

3. Dick, poor soul, has got a wife,
And he has nought to do but kiss her;
I envy not his happy life,
While I enjoy my friend and pitcher.

4. I could labour in the field
All day a plowman or a ditcher,
If those toils to me would send
At night, a lass, a friend, and pitcher.

5. John, they say, is an honest man.
And he was ne'er esteem'd a flincher,
Then all of us, who loves a can,
Let's merrily push about the pitcher.