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  • Jimmy’s Hair Cut

    From the Harrisburg Telegraph, March 15, 1915.

    Jimmy’s had a hair cut!
        How the folks all stare!
    It’s so short you see his skin
        Showing through his hair.
    ‘Twasn’t what he had before,
        Cut all round a bowl;
    It was in that barber store
        By the candy pole.

    Jimmy’s had a hair cut!
        We were there to see,
    Looking through the window pane—
        All the boys with me.
    He was worried there alone,
        Trying hard to grin,
    On a kind of great big throne,
        Wrapped up to his chin.

    Jimmy’s had a hair cut!
        Course it scared him some.
    All those shears and cups and things
        Sort of struck him dumb.
    Jimmy’s mother saved a curl—
        She feels bad, I know,
    That he wasn’t born a girl,
        And could let it grow.

    Jimmy’s had a hair cut—
        My! It made him proud!
    Walking out, while all of us
        Followed in a crowd.
    He got pretty rich that day,
        ‘Fore he went to bed;
    He made every fellow pay
        Just to smell his head.