Theodore Aylward
(1730 - 1801)

To drink or to sing is a very fine thing
(T.T.B.)
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Included by Thomas Warren in his "Collection of vocal harmony consisting of catches, canons and glees never before published", c.1775.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

To drink or to sing
Is a very fine thing
To enrapture the social soul;
But the wine must be good,
And the words understood,
Or a fig for the song or the bowl.