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Song—A Bottle and Friend

by Robert Burns, 1787

Here's a bottle and an honest friend!
  What wad ye wish for mair, man?
Wha kens, before his life may end,
  What his share may be o' care, man?

Then catch the moments as they fly,
  And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy,
  And comes not aye when sought, man.

Published in Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

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