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Thread #3003   Message #1648293
Posted By: GUEST,Joe_F
13-Jan-06 - 08:48 PM
Thread Name: Songs about getting older?
Subject: Lyr Add: THE GOOD BOY (from Carl Sandburg)
THE GOOD BOY
as sung by Carl Sandburg

I have led a good life, full of peace and quiet.
I shall have an old age full of rum and riot.
I have been a good boy, wed to peace and study.
I shall have an old age ribald, coarse, and bloody.

I have never cut throats, though I often yearned to,
Never sung the dirty songs that my fancy turned to.
I have been a good boy and done what was expected.
I shall be an old bum, loved but unrespected.

--- Joe Fineman joe_f@verizon.net
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