Cooke was organist of Westminster Abbey and St Martin's in the Fields. A well-respected composer of glees, he won several prizes for his compositions.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Adieu, ye jovial youths who join
To plunge old Care in floods of wine;
And as your dazzled eyeballs roll,
Discern him struggling in the bowl.
The sole confusion I admire
Is that my Daphne's eyes inspire;
I scorn the madness you approve
And value reason next to love.
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Robert Cooke
(1768 - 1814)

Adieu, ye jovial youths

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