Kind friends and companions come join me in rhyme.
Come lift up your voices in chorus with mine.
Let us drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
for we may and might never all meet here again.
So here’s a health to the company, and one to my lass.
Let us drink and be merry all out of one glass.
Let us drink and be merry all grief to refrain.
For we may and might never all meet here again.
Well, here’s a health to the wee lass that I love so well.
For style and for beauty, there are none can excel.
She smiles on my countenance as she sits on my knee;
sure there’s no one on earth as happy as me.
Our ship lies at harbor. she’s ready to dock.
I wish her safe landing without any shock.
And if ever we meet again by land or by sea,
sure I’m always rememberin’ your kindness to me.