Back and side go bare, go bare, Both foot and hand go cold; But, belly, God send thee good ale enough, Whether it be new or old.
William Stevenson (c.1530 - 1575)
Source: Gammer Gurton’s Needle, 1573, drinking song, refrain
Contributed by: Zaady
I cannot eat but little meat, My stomach is not good; But sure I think that I can drink With him that wears a hood.
Source: Gammer Gurton’s Needle, 1573, drinking song, act II
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