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  • Revenge

    From the Albuquerque Morning Journal, October 25, 1914. By Ralph Bacon.

    I’ve quit a-goin’ to Sunday school—
        I’m goin’ to be as bad
    As Captain Kidd or Nero was
        Or Jimmy Mayer’s dad.
    I’m goin’ to be so awful mean,
        I’m sure to go to hell;
    An’ when I see the devil, then
        I’ll go to him an’ tell
    How that ol’ man what catches dogs
        Came by our house one day
    An’ coaxed Spot right into his net
        An’ drug him away.
    An’ then I’ll say, “Good devil, please,
        I’ve come down here to work;
    I’m just as strong as any man,
        An’ I will never shirk.
    If you’ll just let me tend the fire
        An’ keep it good an’ hot,
    Where you have put that wicked man
        Who took away old Spot.