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Old Tom Gin.

Old Tom Gin wad as ale a man As you could find in Maine ; He never wined at being hurt, Though sometimes he'd champagne. Be oider Btream he used to sit, The darting fish to him was port | Madftira-sb wife, be oft wonld say, With rock and rye full hold the fort. I de-claret was a burning shame, Such a stout old man was he, To brandied be a criminal, Because ho used (w) his key. At lft^er headH ho novcr wa?, To beer man he tried ; And when ihe sohnnp from him wai gone A " rumier cove " ne'er died.

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Old Tom Gin. Waikato Times, Volume XXIV, Issue 1961, 31 January 1885, Supplement

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