The Horse and the Cow
The horse and the cow live thirty years
and nothing know of wines or beers
The goats and sheep at twenty die
with never a taste of Scotch or rye.
The sow drinks water by the ton
And at eighteen is nearly done
The dog at fifteen cashes in
Without the aid of rum or gin.
The cat in milk and water soaks
and then at twelve short years it croaks.
The modest sober home dry hen
Lays eggs for years and dies at ten.
All animals are strictly dry
They simply live and simply die.
But sinful, ginful rum-soaked men
Survive for three score years and ten.
And some of them, the mighty few
Stay pickled 'till they're ninety two.