Catches, canons and drinking songs

to your rude health,

Text: Be not sparing, leave off swearing,‥


Be not sparing,
leave off swearing,
buy my herring!
fresh from Malahide,
better ne’er was tried,
come eat ’em with pure fresh butter and mustard,
their bellies are soft and white as a custard,
come sixpence a dozen to get me some bread,
or like my own herrings I soon shall be dead.

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