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Source: Adults

Author: Joe Barrett

Title: The Dram Shop at Christmas

A blanket of heavy blue smoke is their cover
Slowly moved by a theatrical waving arm
She lifts the hem of her long winter skirt
To show her shoes as she dances the dance of merriment.

To lift a glass like a king and toast a queen
And bow in exaggerated appreciation
To kiss a gloved hand and steal a waltz
And hope for human intimacy

Ah, the mistletoe, the mistletoe. Kiss me for a brandy
And kiss again and I shall dance
And as angels sing we will drink
And lift our glasses to saviour king

And so once more, we all shall lift
A glass or two for Christmas cheer
And when the Whisky and Brandy flow
We shall not be such easy sneer.

Merry Christmas to all and sundry

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