Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO HIS LYRE, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS

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TO HIS LYRE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: If ever, as I struck thy strings
Last Line: "will make the public yell, ""oh, boy!"
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers; Songs

IF EVER, as I struck thy strings,
I've sounded one enduring note,
Let me, O Lyre, think up some things
That folks will simply have to quote.

A Lesbian lyrist owned thee once;
He used to sing a lot, he did,
Of dames and demijohns and stunts
Like that. He was the Tuneful Kid.

Help me, mine ancient ukulele,
Sing songs of sorrow and of joy,
Such as, composed and printed daily,
Will make the public yell, "Oh, boy!"

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