WE’ll drink, and we’ll never have done, boys,
Put the glass then around with the sun, boys.
Let Apollo’s example invite us,
For he’s drunk every night,
That makes him so bright,
That he’s able next morning to light us.
Drinking’s a christian diversion,
Unknown to Turk and the Persian:
Let Mahomitan fools
Live by heathenish rules,
And dream o’er their tea-pots and coffee;
While the brave Britons sing,
And drink healths to their king,
And a fig for their sultan and sophy.