Looking for a particular drinking song

Called “Free as a Bird” 1890s ish?

I’ve got the chorus:

Then stand to your glasses steady!
We drink to our comrades’ eyes,
A cup to the dead already-
Hurrah for the next that dies!

Can’t find the full text though. Anyone?

I’m finding either a poem or a song called “The Revel” by Bartholomew Dowling. I couldn’t find it on iTunes, but this site claims it was recently used in the credits for an unnamed documentary about the Boer War.

You know, I swear I heard that in a movie. IMDB, maybe?

That would be **‘Dawn Patrol’ ** (1938). World War I aviation movie starring Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone.

That would be one of my favorite movies…:smack:

Explains why it was so familliar, anyway.

Well, I’ll be damned. My searching skills suck. Thanks for the link.