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AUGUST 22ND: A RED LETTER DAY, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm goin' to buy myself a bloomin' flag
Last Line: Let's nail it up beside the fourth o' july!
Subject(s): Sacco-vanzetti Case (1921)


I'm goin' to buy myself a bloomin' flag
An' wave the stars and stripes over my head!
Make way for me an' my old rusty nag,
For once I'M patriotic, I see red!
Haven't you heard the news, you starin' sheep?
Sacco an' Vanzetti will hang today!
That's right, fall in behind, let no man sleep --
My Country 'Tis of Thee -- hurrah -- hooray!

Down with the bloody little murderers --
Who do them goddam dagoes think they are?
Off with their heads -- an' if their friends are sore,
Off with theirs, too -- the dirty foreigners!
An' while we're at it, raise this day on high --
Let's nail it up beside the Fourth o' July!





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