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First Line: Long may the sandstone cherubs keep
Last Line: In red-heeled dancing shoes!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


Long may the sandstone Cherubs keep
The vault where your dead Kinsmen sleep
In Holyrood Churchyard!
With Masses said and candles burned,
In Consecrated Ground well earned,
While the mild moon-faced Cherubs guard,
It's well the Kinsmen sleep!

If in their dour Eternity
They dance to Harp and Psaltery,
You seek some livelier floor!
These were no dancing breed, your Kin,
But pious goodly merchant men!
And you, the Changeling, set no store
By Harp and Psaltery!

Howbeit though, should Peter choose
To let you, wearing dancing shoes,
Tripping on blithe wee feet,
In lilac frock, cut shocking low,
To your Reward you'd dancing go!
Among the astounded Saints (you Sweet!)
In red-heeled dancing shoes!





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