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  • Gone But Not Forgotten

    From The Birmingham Age Herald, October 9, 1914.

    I knew a certain citizen
        Who wouldn’t take a drink;
    He wouldn’t smoke, he wouldn’t swear,
        He wouldn’t even think
    Of many sorts of wickedness
        That other men commit;
    Among the ultra-pious folk
        He seemed to make a hit.

    His prayers to the throne of grace
        Uprose day after day,
    In church he joined the singing when
        The organ ‘gan to play.
    For years he led a model life,
        But when away he went
    The savings bank he’d organized
        Was left without a cent.