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Jim Dixon Lyr Req: outward/homeward bound (22) Lyr Add: LANDLADY CASEY (1799) 29 Mar 20


Another example of "tip the chink":

From The Comic Songster: Or Laughing Companion ... Fourth Edition (London, 1789), page 7:

LANDLADY CASEY.
Sung by Mrs. Kennedy, in Fontainbleau.

The British lion is my sign,
A roaring trade I drive on;
Right English usageŚneat French wine
A landlady may thrive on:
At table d'h˘te to eat and drink,
Let French and English mingle;
And while to me they tip the chink,
Faith, let the glasses jingle.

CHORUS: Your rhino rattle,
Come men and cattle,
Come all to Mrs. Casey:
Of trouble and money,
My jewel, my honey,
I warrant I'll make you easy.

When dressed and seated in my bar,
Let 'squire, or beau, or belle come;
Let Captains kiss me if they dare,
It's "Sir, you're kindly welcome!"
On shuffle, cog, and slip, I wink,
Let rooks and pigeons mingle;
And if to me they bring the chink,
Faith, let the glasses jingle.

Let love fly here on silken wings,
His tricks I still connive at;
The lover who would say soft things,
Shall have a room in private:
On pleasure I am pleased to wink,
So lips in kisses mingle;
For while to me they bring the chink,
Faith, let the glasses jingle.


[Rhino is another old slang word for money.]


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