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This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, its rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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Published by Susan on 08/01/2003 (3333 reads)
My neighbour has a field of wheat...

My neighbour has a field of wheat
         And I a rood of vine;
And he will give me bread to eat,
         And I will give him wine.
And so we are a jolly pair,
         Contentedly unwed,
Singing with supper as we share
         Red wine and crusty bread.

Now venison is mighty meat
         And so is trout and hare;
A mallard duck is sweat to eat
         And quail is dainty fare.
But such are foods for festal day,
         And we will not repine
While on the table we can lay
         Crisp bread and rosy wine.

A will to till one's own of soil
         Is worth a kingly crown,
With bread to feed the belly need,
         And wine to wash it down.
So with my neighbour I rejoice
         That we are fit and free,
Content to praise with lusty voice
         Bread, Wine and Liberty.

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