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First Line: Youth will be served, so runs the ancient phrase
Last Line: Old crow retired in favor of young hyson.
Subject(s): Temperance; Prohibition


Youth will be served, so runs the ancient phrase,
As sound a truth as one could set one's eyes on;
For now behold, in these sad latter days,
Old Crow retired in favor of Young Hyson.





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