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I found that I was swearing & it gave me quite a fright That night I vowed to drop my friends and seek the narrow path But when the sun brought morning I forgot it with a laugh
They took me to a house and showed me how to play at cards For pennies then for shillings, for the right I'd no regards They gave me stuff to drink & though at first it tasted queer I soon required no asking for to take a glass of beer.
It made me think I was a man and acted as men do, Although I saw the shattered wrecks & well the cause I knew
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