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A Snifter

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 After working hard all day
 In the office,
How much worse on homeward way
 My old cough is!
Barney's Bar is gaily lit,
 Let me stop there;
Just to buck me up a bit
 Have a drop there.
As I stand beside the screen Hesitating, I have thought of how Noreen Will be waiting; Baby Patsy in her lap Gay and laughing, While at Barney's foaming tap I am quaffing.
Barney's Bar is mighty bright, Looks so cheery.
Wonder what I'll drink tonight? Gee! I'm weary.
Will I have Scotch or Rye? Bourbon maybe .
.
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Then I see with mental eye Wife and baby.
So I say 'tis malted milk I'll be skoffin'; Sooth my throttle sleek as silk, Ease my coughin' .
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Say, I love them two to death, Sure they miss me: With no whisky on my breath How they'll kiss me!

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