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Bill Lyr Req: Too Old to Cut the Mustard (Bill Carlisle (7) RE: Too Old to Cut the Mustard 29 Mar 97

Howdy Bill D,

Phillips' notes say that he adapted "I Have Led a Good Life" from an old song. I figure that you have it, but that others out there will be intrigued by your reference. Here it is. I do like Faith Petric's version especially, too.

I have led a good life full of peace and quiet,

Now I shall have an old age full of rum and riot;

Yes, I have been a good lad, careful and artistic;

Now I shall have an old age, coarse and anarchistic.

Once I paid my taxes and followed every rule;

Banker, boss, and bureaucrat thought me a willing tool;

I voted Democratic and paid the church its due;

Now all those swine will have to find some other chump to screw.

Of interest, banks and credit, insurance, tax and rent,

Of lawyers, agents, generals and clerics I repent.

With this (action here flashing a certain finger) for corporations and scorn for those elected,

I shall be an old bum, loved but unrespected.

Allinkausay, Bill

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