Joseph William Holder
(1764 - 1832)

Care sleeps
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Holder described himself in the frontispiece of his collection of glees, Op. 6 as organist of Bungay, Suffolk.
Lyrics: Anacreon (trans. Rev. D.H.Urquhart)

Care sleeps whene'er I drink my wine;
Then why thus anxiously repine?
Since sadness cannot death defer,
Why does my life from reason err?
With Bacchus let us revels keep,
For while we drink our sorrows sleep.