"A poem that sezitall!" Drinking Tip by Lochlainn

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... a poem by the late great Brian O'Nolan aka Flann O'Brien aka Myles Na gCopaleen (best spoken in thick Dublinese by a gobdaw known to all as 'the Brother') ?


'The Workmans Friend'


When things go wrong and will not come right,

Though you do the best you can,

When life looks black as the hour of night -

A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

When money's tight and hard to get

And your horse has also ran,

When all you have is a heap of debt -

A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

When health is bad and your heart feels strange,

And your face is pale and wan,

When doctors say you need a change,

A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

When food is scarce and your larder bare

And no rashers grease your pan,

When hunger grows as your meals are rare -

A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

In time of trouble and lousy strife,

You've still got a darling plan

You still can turn to a brighter life -

A PINT OF PLAIN IS YOUR ONLY MAN.

© Brian O'Nolan.

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  • Updated Sep 9, 2002
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