William Bates
(fl.1750 - 1780)

Here lieth John Croker
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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

Here lieth John Croker, a maker of bellows,
His craft's master too, and king of good fellows;
Yet, when he came to the sad hour of death
Tho' he could make bellows, he could not make breath.