by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Now God be with old Simeon
Language: English 
Now God be with old Simeon,
For he made cans for many a one,
And a good old man was he.
And Jenkin was his journeyman,
And he could tipple off ev'ry can,
And thus he said to me:
"To whom drink you?"
"Sir Knave, to you."
Then hey ho jolly Jenkin,
I spy a kanve in drinking,
Come pass the bowl to me.


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Researcher for this text: Linda Godry

This text was added to the website: 2009-01-17
Line count: 11
Word count: 64