Old Grimes is dead, that good old manWe never shall see more;He used to wear a long black coatAll buttoned down before.
Old Grimes, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: Compare: "John Lee is dead, that good old man,— / We ne'er shall see him more; / He used to wear an old drab coat / All buttoned down before", Inscription in Matherne Churchyard, To the memory of John Lee, who died May 21, 1823; "Old Abram Brown is dead and gone,— / You'll never see him more; / He used to wear a long brown coat / That buttoned down before", James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Nursery Rhymes of England, p. 60.
Fill every beaker up, my men, pour forth the cheering wine:There’s life and strength in every drop,—thanksgiving to the vine!Albert Gorton Greene