Drink and drama: top 10 quotes

2. Noel Coward, Words and Music

9. Words and MusicIn addition to his plays, Coward’s career was built upon songs that formed part of the musical revue shows so popular in the inter-war years.

One of these, the sharply satirical Words and Music, features a number sung by three debutantes, who seek to drown their disillusionment at the depressing state of world affairs by drinking gin.

“…The gin is lasting out,

No matter whose,

We’re merely casting out

The Blues,

For gin, in cruel

Sober truth,

Supplies the fuel

For flaming youth.

A drink is known

To help a dream along…”

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