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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drinking Song.
 
The oldest in the language is in the second act of Gammer Gurton’s Needle, by John Still, called The Jolly Bishop. It begins:
       
“I cannot eat but little meat.
My stomach is not good.”
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