Here you will find the Poem A Snifter of poet Robert William Service
After working hard all day In the office, How much worse on homeward way My old cough is! Barney's Bar is gaily lit, Let me stop there; Just to buck me up a bit Have a drop there. As I stand beside the screen Hesitating, I have thought of how Noreen Will be waiting; Baby Patsy in her lap Gay and laughing, While at Barney's foaming tap I am quaffing. Barney's Bar is mighty bright, Looks so cheery. Wonder what I'll drink tonight? Gee! I'm weary. Will I have Scotch or Rye? Bourbon maybe . . . Then I see with mental eye Wife and baby. So I say 'tis malted milk I'll be skoffin'; Sooth my throttle sleek as silk, Ease my coughin' . . . Say, I love them two to death, Sure they miss me: With no whisky on my breath How they'll kiss me!