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SITE SOURCE: Sydney Folklore – SECTION 9: Demon drink and teetotalism

Reasons For Drinking

One drinks because he’s very hot,
As we are often told.
Another can’t refuse a pot,
Because he’s very cold.
A third will drink because he’s wet,
Its benefits to try;
A fourth must sure a tankard get
Because he’s very dry
Another must a bargain make,
Which with a glass he’s strike;
While all, in fact, the liquor take,
Because it’s what they like.