That’s one way of looking at it.(5).

When things go wrong and will not come right

Though you do the best you can

When life looks black as the hour of night

A pint of plain is your only man.

 

When money’s tight and hard to get

And your horse is also-ran

When all you have is a heap of debt

A pint of plain is your only man.

 

When health is bad and your heart feels strange

And your face is pale and wan

When doctors say that you need a change

A pint of plain is your only man.

 

When food is scarce and your larder bare

And no rashers grease your pan

When hunger grows as your meals are rare

A pint of plain is your only man.

 

In time of trouble and lousy strife

You have still got a darlint plan

You can still turn to a brighter life

A pint of plain is your only man.

FLANN O’BRIEN/ MYLES NA GOPALEEN.