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LYRICS


A TOAST TO ALL OF US
(lyrics written 1995/music written 2002/recorded 2002/revised 2005)
(additional latin lyrics from Carmina Burana [CB 196]/approx. 1217-1243)


turbid beverage, caustic stench
pour it down, pour it down, pour it away
hobnail liver, brandy nose
come on, cronies, pour it away

i’m no dipsomaniac, christmas comes but once a year
cronies, don’t plead tiredness, have a quick wine
look at our paunches, hear our balderdash
confraternity in booze, next round is mine

i don’t suck up to ya
i want you in my bunch
pour it down, pour it down, silly ass
i’ll be as pleased as punch

dusty lane, clumsy bodies
groanin’, moanin’, mumblin’, spewin’, that’s not my kind
i’ll die first class, single room in hospital
with my organ-donor id tattoed on my behind

i don’t suck up to ya
i want you in my bunch
pour it down, pour it down, silly ass
i’ll be as pleased as punch

[Quotation: Carmina Burana]
In taberna quando sumus
non curamus quid sit humus
sed ad ludum properamus
cui semper insudamus
quid agatur in taberna
ubi nummus est pincerna
hoc est opus ut queratur
sed quid loquar audiatur

quidam ludunt quidam bibunt
quidam indiscrete vivunt
sed in ludo qui morantur
ex his quidam denudantur
quidam ibi vestiuntur
quidam saccis induuntur
ibi nullus timet mortem
sed pro bacho mittunt sortem

primo pro nummata vini
es hac bibunt libertini
semel bibunt pro captivis
post hec bibunt ter pro vivis
quater pro christianis cunctis
quinquies pro fidelibus defunctis
sexies pro sororibus vanis
septies pro militibus silvanis

octies pro fratribus perversis
novies pro monachis dispersis
decies pro navigantibus
undecies pro discordantibus
duodecies pro penitentibus
tredecies pro iter agentibus
tam pro papa quam pro rege
bibunt omnes sine lege

bibit hera bibit herus
bibit miles bibit clerus
bibit ille bibit illa
bibit servus cum ancilla
bibit velox bibit piger
bibit albus bibit niger
bibit constans bibit vagus
bibit rudis bibit magus

bibit pauper et egrotus
bibit exul et ignotus
bibit puer bibit canus
bibit presul et decanus
bibit soror bibit frater
bibit anus bibit mater
bibit ista bibit ille
bibunt centum bibunt mille

parum durant sex nummate
ubi ipsi inmoderate
bibunt omnes sine meta
quamvis bibant mente leta
sic nos rodunt omnes gentes
et sic erimus egentes
qui nos rodunt confundantur
et cum iustis non scribantur
[Quotation end: Carmina Burana]

another load of stuff
or you’ll see me die with thirst
when i go on the bust
my liver has to burst

i don’t suck up to ya
i want you in my bunch
pour it down, pour it down, silly ass
i’ll be as pleased as punch

i don’t suck up to ya
i want you in my bunch
pour it down, pour it down, silly ass
i’ll be as pleased as punch



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