Good Boy

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The Good Boy
(Lemuel F Parton)

I have led a good life, full of peace and quiet
I shall have an old age, full of rum and riot
I have been a good boy, wed to work and study
I shall be an old man, ribald coarse and bloody

I have never slit throats, even when I yearned to
Never sang dirty songs that my fancy turned to
I have been a nice boy, and done what was expected
I shall die and old bum, loved but unrespected

Recorded by Carl Sandburg
@moral @age
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