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Eugene Field
Eugene Field

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A Rhineland Drinking Song II
A Rhineland Drinking Song III

The Bottle And The Bird
The Fisherman's Feast
The Three Tailors

translations of Horace:
Than you, O valued friend of mine! (Ode 1.20)
To A Jar Of Wine (Ode 3.21)
To Quintus Dellius (Ode 2.3)

Wine, Women, and Song (Ode 1.18)

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A Rhineland Drinking Song I
Eugene Field (1850-1895), American writer/poet

If our life is the life of a flower
(And that's what some sages are thinking),
We should moisten the bud with a health-giving flood
And 'twill bloom all the sweeter –
Yes, life's the completer
For drinking,
and drinking,
and drinking!

If it be that our life is a journey
(As many wise folks are opining),
We should sprinkle the way with the rain while we may;
Though dusty and dreary,
'Tis made cool and cheery
With wining,
and wining,
and wining!

If this life that we live be a dreaming
(As pessimist people are thinking),
To induce pleasant dreams there is nothing, me seems,
Like this sweet prescription,
That baffles description--
This drinking,
and drinking,
and drinking!

#1 of Three Rhineland Drinking Songs from Hoosier Lyrics (1905)

Eugene Field

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