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Wet or Dry


The horse and sow live thirty years, And never know of wine and beer.

The goat and sheep at twenty die, And never taste of or Scotch or rye.

The cow drinks of water by the ton, And at eighteen is nearly done.

The dog at fifteen cashes in, Without the taste of rum and gin.

The cat in milk and water soaks, And then in twelve short years it croaks.

The modest sober bone-dry hen, Lays eggs for years and dies at ten.

All animals are strictly dry, They are sinless live and swiftly die.

But sinful, ginful rum-soaked men, Survive for three score years and ten.

And some of us, the mighty few, Stay pickled till we're ninety-two.



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