1st Sunday in Advent (V1)

All my own work (being an ex altar-boy an' all that!)

O come, O come, Emmanuelle,

My favourite barmaid pulls it very well,

But I will mourn at home in exile here,

Until free beer tomorrow does appear,

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuelle,

Will pour free beer tomorrow-yeah like hell!

AdventEmanuellefree beer

◄ Hallo Nederland!

It's Christmas not Winter ►


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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Sat 3rd Dec 2022 18:36

Thanks all for the likes and comments.

I'm working on something in a similar vein with the theme of:
"Jam Tomorrow".
The phrase has its origins in Alice in Wonderland...most appropriate given the epidemic of lunacy which is Brexit.😭

'Jam tomorrow' originated in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, 1871, in which the White Queen offers Alice 'jam to-morrow':
'I'm sure I'll take you with pleasure!' the Queen said. 'Twopence a week, and jam every other day.'
Alice couldn't help laughing, as she said, 'I don't want you to hire ME - and I don't care for jam.'
'It's very good jam,' said the Queen.
'Well, I don't want any TO-DAY, at any rate.'
'You couldn't have it if you DID want it,' the Queen said. 'The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day.'
'It MUST come sometimes to "jam to-day,"' Alice objected.
'No, it can't,' said the Queen. 'It's jam every OTHER day: to-day isn't any OTHER day, you know.'
'I don't understand you,' said Alice. 'It's dreadfully confusing!'

Easy money was called 'money for jam'; for example, The Athenaeum, 1919 - "The great use of jam in the Army ... originated a number of phrases, such as 'money for jam' (money for nothing)."

Socialists often used to ridicule the capitalist system as offering the empty promise of 'Jam tomorrow'. A quotation attributed to the labour politician Tony Benn in 1969 was "Some of the jam we thought was for tomorrow, we've already eaten."

<Deleted User> (9882)

Thu 1st Dec 2022 20:12

' Bar maid pulls it very well ' ?? and there's you an altar lad too!

ohh!, you are awful 😉

awww bless 😇

Rose 💋

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John Botterill

Thu 1st Dec 2022 15:27

Love the sentiment, Uilleam! I was alter boy once, too, don't remember that song though! 😂

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 1st Dec 2022 14:46

Holy water? Followers will hop to it and fall to their knees
under its heady influence. Christmas cheer! 😃

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