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THE SIX-O'CLOCK RUSH, by            
First Line: Come on! The day's work's done
Last Line: Wash up before you go!
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Cleanliness


COME on! the day's work's done;
Wash up, and off we go!
Say, wait a bit, don't run;
No need to hurry so!
Boats, subways, trolleys, trains,
There's lots of them, you know --
But what about those stains?
Wash up before you go!

Get rid of labor's grime;
Wash up before you go!
Soap, and a little time,
Make hands as white as snow.
Come, make the soapsuds foam!
Remember what you owe
To those who wait at home.
Wash up before you go!

Hands, face -- aye! heart and mind,
Wash up before you go!
Leave business cares behind;
In soapsuds let them flow!
That frown, that ugly scowl,
Don't take that with you! No,
Leave that upon the tow'l --
Wash up before you go!





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