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I Drink Punch (Ólaim Puins)

From the Irish: Ólaim Puins, sung here by Emmet Spiceland



I drink punch and I drink tay.
The next day I'll be drinking toddy.
I love to beg and have to say
That begging is a great profession.

    One day I am flush with cash;
    The next day might be next to  famine.
    My future plan is: have a bash
    And then just simply go on begging.

I drink punch and I drink tay.
The next day I'll be drinking toddy.
I love to beg and have to say
That begging is a great profession.

    Begging is a work of skill:
    You must learn how to touch the heart-strings;
    Misery to pull them in,
    And fix them with a sad expression.

I drink punch and I drink tay.
The next day I'll be drinking toddy.
I love to beg and have to say
That begging is a great profession.

    God bless you sir, you are so kind;
    Now you get back to  digging praties.
    I'll just go for a bottle of wine
    And then return to my job of begging.

I drink punch and I drink tay.
The next day I'll be drinking toddy.
I love to beg and have to say
That begging is a great profession.

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