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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vols. I–V: American
 
Drinking-Song
College Humor
 
Anonymous, in “The Williams’ Argo”

YOU may say that Lachrymæ Christi
  Is a potion most divine;
You may praise the wine of Asti,
  Or claret of ’59;
You may talk of your golden sherry,        5
  Of Heidsieck, dry and clear,
But a good drink and a merry
  Is plain Milwaukee beer.
 
’Tis a strong yet mild potation,
  But let that merit pass—        10
Its noblest commendation
  Is, “Just five cents a glass!”
Away with your costly Rhenish!
  With Chablis, good but dear,
And, waiter, my glass replenish        15
  With plain Milwaukee beer.
 
 
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