From the Rock Island Argus, June 8, 1914. By Henry Howland.
I’ll take you home again, Kathleen,
We’ll have a wild, hair-raising ride;
I’ve smuggled out the new machine,
And it shall now be fully tried;
The breeze shall fiercely fan your cheek,
The waiting cops we will despise;
We will ignore the words they speak,
The dust we make shall fill their eyes;
Oh, I will take you home, Kathleen;
I hope that you may feel no pain;
The car is all wiped nice and clean,
We’ll have it spattered up again.
I know you love me, Kathleen, dear,
Because the car I run is new;
I’ll speed it on the highest gear,
And try to give new thrills to you;
The things that get in front of me
I’ll smash, and care but little how.
Hold to your hat and you shall see
Some mighty pretty scorching now.
Oh, I will take you home, Kathleen,
And if we give to others pain,
We’ll blithely hurry from the scene
And never drive that way again.