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Down in de bottom ob de glass

O de sparklin' wine, Yas it look mighty fine

Author: J. B. Herbert
Tune: [O de sparklin' wine! yes, it looks mighty fine] (Herbert)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 O de sparklin' wine! yes, it looks mighty fine
When you pour it out in de glass;
But you jes' wait a while till it lose dat smile,
As de weeks an' months go pas'.
For down, down, down, down,
Down in de bottom ob de glass,
Dere's snakes an' bugs, an' dregs and drugs,
Dat'll git you sure, at las',
Down in de bottom ob de glass.

2 O de red looks great in de whiskey straight,
But it don't look good on de nose;
An' de mo' dat you wink, an' blink, an' drink,
De redder an' redder it grows.
For down, down, down, down,
Down in de bottom ob de glass,
Dere's snakes an' bugs, an' dregs and drugs,
Dat'll git you sure, at las',
Down in de bottom ob de glass.

3 O de foamy beer, it bring good cheer,
An' it make you glad an' gladder;
Till it pizen your hide, an' your whole inside,
An' bloat you up like a bladder.
For down, down, down, down,
Down in de bottom ob de glass,
Dere's snakes an' bugs, an' dregs and drugs,
Dat'll git you sure, at las',
Down in de bottom ob de glass.

4 You can sing an' laugh, as de wine you quaff,
But you look out dar! by an' by
It will run you down like an ole blood houn',
An' leave you dar to die!
For down, down, down, down,
Down in de bottom ob de glass,
Dere's snakes an' bugs, an' dregs and drugs,
Dat'll git you sure, at las',
Down in de bottom ob de glass.



Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #361

Author: J. B. Herbert

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First Line: O de sparklin' wine, Yas it look mighty fine
Title: Down in de bottom ob de glass
Author: J. B. Herbert

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #361

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The New Praiseworthy #361

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