Sober Men & Plenty
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Andy M. Stewart

Oh there's sober men in plenty and drunkards barely 20
There are men of over 90 that have never yet kissed a girl.
But give me a ramblin' rover from Orkney down to Dover
And we'll roam the country over and together we'll face the world

There's many who feign enjoyment from merciless employment
Their ambition was this deployment from the minute they left the school
And they save and scrape and ponder while the rest go out and squander
See the world and rove and wander and they're happier as a rule

I've roamed through all the nations, had delight in all creation
And enjoyed a wee sensation where the company did prove kind
And when parting was no pleasure I drunk another measure
To the good friends that we treasure for you always are in my mind

If you're bent with arthritis Your bowels have got colitis
You've galloping ballockitis and you're thinking' it's time you died
If you've been a man of action as you're lying there in traction
You will gain some satisfaction thinking," Jesus, At least I tried."