Let me the canakin clink (John Blackwood McEwen)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-15). Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 658 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1905 Novello and Co.
Description: Othello Act 2, scene 3
Original text and translations
Let me the canakin clink;
A soldier’s a man;
A life’s but a span;
Why, then, let a soldier drink.
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King Stephen was a worthy peer,
His breeches cost him but a crown;
He held them sixpence all too dear,
With that he call’d the tailor lown.
He was a wight of high renown,
And thou art but of low degree:
’Tis pride that pulls the country down;
Then take thine auld cloak about thee.
Act 2, scene 3