Although I do love th’ Black and Tan
It’ll shorten, by half, my lifespan.
It’s chock full of flavor2
But it’s killing my liver
And makes me . . . forget what I’m doing.
1. Technically, a drink composed of half Guinness and half Harp is called a Half-and-Half, not a Black-and-Tan. However, (a) I really don’t care, and (b) I found it a lot easier to rhyme with “tan” than with “half.”
2. When using your worst fake-Irish accent—and trust us, we know your Irish accent sucks—this comes out as “flivver,” thus preserving the rhyme scheme. Another option is to pronounce “liver” as “laivor.”