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Epitaph on John Dove, Innkeeper

by Robert Burns, 1785

Here lies Johnie Pigeon;
What was his religion?
  Whae'er desires to ken,
To some other warl'
Maun follow the carl,
  For here Johnie Pigeon had nane!

Strong ale was ablution,
Small beer persecution,
  A dram was memento mori;
But a full-flowing bowl
Was the saving his soul,
  And port was celestial glory.

Published in Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

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