John Travers
(c.1703 - 1758)

When Bibo thought fit
(A.T.B.)
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One of Travers's popular two-part canzonets arranged by a fellow Gentleman of the Chapel Royal of a later generation for use in the glee club repertoire.
Lyrics: Matthew Prior

When Bibo thought fit from the world to retreat,
As full of champagne as an egg's full of meat,
He wak'd in the boat, and to Charon he said,
He would be row'd back for he was not yet dead:
"Trim the boat and sit quiet", stern Charon replied,
"You may have forgot you was drunk when you died".