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Extempore:

ON BEING TOLD BY W------ L------ OF THE CUSTOMS, DUBLIN, THAT COMMISSARY GOLDIE DID NOT SEEM DISPOSED TO PUSH THE BOTTLE

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Friend Commissar, since we are met and happy,
Pray why should we part without having more nappy?
Bring in t'other bottle, for faith I am dry -
Thy drink thou can'st part with and neither can I.

Friend Commissar, since we are met and happy,
Pray why should we part without having more liquor?
Bring in the other bottle, for faith I am dry -
Your drink you can not part with and neither can I.

 

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