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I'd Drink It Down Like Water

Bring out your white, bring out your red, Bring out the grapevine's daughter, Enough to fill a waterbed, We'll drink it down like water, Pour it cold, pour it cool, Pour it a little hotter, Fill the glass - the golden rule, Sobriety to slaughter. Like rivers flowing with the tide, Wine to soak the blotter, Wine to fill the oceans wide, Wine to drink like water. Toast your sainted mother sure, And toast your alma mater, Pick up a wee dram o' the pure, And down the hatch like water. Whiskey smooth as ermine pelt, Or mayhap that of otter, Here me lad, let's have a belt, We'll take it down like water. If you want a hearty brew, Then I will be your spotter, Quite a lineup will ensue, We'll pound 'em down like water. Leaning on a beggar's crutch, The merest rabble squatter, With glass in hand I thirst as much, As any kingly yachter. Whether 'tis crystal with golden rim, Or clay from the local potter, Fill that bad boy right to the brim, Then it gets my imprimatur. Set the bottles, and set me a glass, I'll mow them down like excess fodder. Nectar of the gods or cuvée crass, I'll knock it back like water. The thirsty man with teetotaling wife, 'Twon't be long before he's fought her, Serve the liquid love, avoid the strife, He'll drink it down like water. Scheme to take my booze away, Ye righteous little plotter, Ye may pay, and ye may pray, But it's going down like water. I'll slug it back - the sweet, the dry, Enough to weave and totter, Tomorrow I'll wake thirsty, aye, And probably need some water.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 3/31/2017 11:21:00 PM
Well it is Friday night..lol I love this Doug, feels like the words poured out smoothly with a big grin on your face. You are a great storyteller, the language and details superb. A fabulous write, an enjoyable experience without the morning after effects, thank you :-) lynnxxx
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Doug Vinson
Date: 4/1/2017 10:53:00 AM
Cheers, Lynn. : ) Feelin' the effects of a Friday night here.... : /
Date: 12/4/2016 3:13:00 AM
:) I can see old boys in Ireland singing this.
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Doug Vinson
Date: 12/4/2016 8:56:00 AM
Yeah, defiantly singing...
Date: 11/29/2016 6:43:00 AM
lol This is cute... flows nicely ... fun to read :)
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Doug Vinson
Date: 11/29/2016 8:38:00 AM
Cheers, Rebecca. I certainly hope something flows... bottoms up! ; )
Date: 11/28/2016 6:01:00 PM
fun read man. nice! ~phatt
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Doug Vinson
Date: 11/28/2016 10:34:00 PM
Thanks, Phatt, and I'll drink to that.
Date: 11/28/2016 4:33:00 PM
i hope you had as much fun writing this as i did reading it! cheers!
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Date: 11/28/2016 4:43:00 PM
Hi Ilene. Yes, it was fun, kind of like that third drink, when it's just hitting you.
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Date: 11/28/2016 4:35:00 PM
Thank you, Chris. Refill? Yes, I believe so - the Muse can be quite thirsty, but she serves up a mean drink as well.
Date: 11/28/2016 3:58:00 PM
I just read this twice and I'm still thirsty, can I get a refill? This was fun Doug, this had me singing along today.
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Date: 11/28/2016 4:46:00 PM
Hmm... I think that perhaps if one is replying to a comment while another comment is made, the website places the reply under that later comment....