Benjamin Cooke
(1734 - 1793)

Cooke : Prithee fill me the glass : illustration

Prithee fill me the glass
(S.A.T.B.)
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Between 1763 and 1794 Thomas Warren published, through differing publishers, an annual collection of catches, canons and glees, under the aegis of the Catch Club. This item was published in the eighteenth collection.
Lyrics: Anon, probably the composer

Prithee fill me the glass till it laugh in my face
With ale that is potent and mellow;
He that whines for a lass is an ignorant ass,
For a bumper has not its fellow.