A TOAST TO THE MEN - Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke Poems


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Here's to the men! Since Adam's time
    They've always been the same;
Whenever anything goes wrong,
    The woman is to blame.
From early morn to late at night,
    The men fault-finders are;
They blame us if they oversleep,
    Or if they miss a car.
They blame us if, beneath the bed,
    Their collar buttons roll;
They blame us if the fire is out
    Or if there is no coal.
They blame us if they cut themselves
    While shaving, and they swear
That we're to blame if they decide
    To go upon a tear.

Here's to the men, the perfect men!
    Who never are at fault;
They blame us if they chance to get
    The pepper for the salt.
They blame us if their business fails,
    Or back a losing horse;
And when it rains on holidays
    The fault is ours, of course.
They blame us when they fall in love,
    And when they married get;
Likewise they blame us when they're sick,
    And when they fall in debt.
For everything that crisscross goes
    They say we are to blame;
But, after all, here's to the men,
    We love them just the same!