Sea Piece by C.J. Dennis

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Beer has been banned on British warships as its stowage occupies too much space -- in the ship, not the sailor.

"Beer?" said the tar,
Leaning against the bar.
"Since they left beer ashore
The rollin' billers ain't no more
Me spiritcheoll 'ome.
Beer is wot I craves;
An' I got so perishin' dry
I ketch meself 'avin' a try
To blow the blinkin' foam
Off-er the wild, wild waves."

First published in The Herald, 20 October 1937

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