The Poetry Corner

Tom Collins

By Banjo Paterson (Andrew Barton)

Who never drinks and never bets, But loves his wife and pays his debts And feels content with what he gets? Tom Collins. Who has the utmost confidence That all the banks now in suspense Will meet their paper three years hence? Tom Collins. Who reads the Herald leaders through, And takes the Evening News for true, And thought the Echo's jokes were new? Tom Collins. Who is the patriot renowned So very opportunely found To fork up Dibbs's thousand pound? Tom Collins.