Catches, canons and drinking songs

to your rude health,

Text: Sum up all the delights the world does produce,‥


Sum up all the delights the world does produce,
the darling allurements now chiefly in use,
you’ll find when compared, there’s none can contend,
with the solid enjoyments of bottle and friend,
for honour,
or wealth,
or beauty may waste,
those joys often fade,
but rarely do last,
they’re so hard to attain and so easily lost,
that the pleasure ne’er answer the trouble and cost,
none like wine and true friendship are lasting and sure,
from jealousy free and from envy secure,
then fill up the glasses until they run o’er,
and friend and good wine are the charms we adore.

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