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The Poetry of Beer
George Arnold
"Beer"
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Go, whining youth,
Forsooth!
Go, weep and wail,
Sigh and grow pale,
Weave melancholy rhymes
On the old times,
Whose joys like shadowy ghosts
appear,
But leave me to my beer!
Gold is dross,—
Love is loss,—
So, if I gulp my sorrows down,
Or see them drown
In foamy draughts of old nut-brown,
Brian Lynch
My Pub
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It's a pleasure to drink at the Gaslight
Where the beer always tastes just right.
Ales, Stouts, Lagers and guests,
Best Pub in Orange, South,
that is, not West.
Greg Champion
This Is a Beautiful bee
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I have drunk mountain water
from a cool crystal stream
and it left me oh so purified
wholesome, sober and clean

I have sampled many a fancy grog
of the finest quality
but this little cool drink I hold in my
hand
tastes just about perfect to me,
and I tell you

That is a beautiful beer, oh
that is a beautiful beer
I've had some beaut ones some rooty
toot toot ones, but
that is a beautiful beer
Justin McBride
Beer Drinking Songs
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I wanna hear some beer drinkin' songs
About love that all went wrong
The kind that puts the honk in the
honky tonk
I'll chug a lug a mug and sing along
Turn it up and I'll pour 'em down
A shot in between to help drowned her
out
Keep 'em coming all night long
I wanna hear some beer drinkin' songs
George Gordon Byron
Get Drunk
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Let us have wine and woman,
mirth and laughter,
Sermons and soda water the day after.
Man, being reasonable, must
get drunk;
The best of life is but intoxication:
Glory, the hops, love, gold,
in these are sunk

So enjoy -Get very drunk;
and when
You wake with head-ache,
you shall see what then.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Heather Ale
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From the bonny bells of heather
They brewed a drink long-syne,
Was sweeter far then honey,
Was stronger far than wine.
They brewed it and they drank it,
And lay in a blessed swound
For days and days together
They drank Heather ale under
the sun and moon
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Toasts
Here’s to the guy who is never blue,
Here’s to the buddy who is ever true,
Here’s to the pal, no matter
what the load,
Who never declines, a brew
for the road.

Champagne costs too much,
Whiskey’s too rough,
Vodka puts big mouths in gear.
This little refrain
Should help to explain
Why it’s better to order a beer!