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Unappreciated Advantages

From the Evening Star, March 29, 1915. By Philander Johnson.

Now that we’ve got electric lights
    An’ trolley cars an’ such;
An’ movies an’ a lot o’ sights
    That interest us much;
Now that we’ve built the buildin’s tall,
    An’ streets in fine condition;
We sit an’ dream an’ after all
    Jes’ want to go a-fishin’.

Though mightily we are improved
    By many a new invention;
By old-time impulses we’re moved
    To shun the world’s dissension.
Amid the rattle and the glare
    We find ourselves a-wishin’
To seek a lonesome spot somewhere
    An’ simply go a-fishin’.

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