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First Line: With humor as sweet as our basin
Last Line: In a genius that's ours—our bob!
Subject(s): Lectures; Memory; Speech; Taylor, Robert Love (1850-1912); Thought; Addresses; Speaking; Public Speaking; Oratory; Orators; Thinking

(Introducing Governor Robert L. Taylor, in his famous lecture, "The Fiddle and
the Bow.")

WITH humor as sweet as our Basin
When the clover bloom gathers the dew,
And pathos as deep as our valley
When the clouds shut the stars from our view,
With wisdom as rich and as fertile
As our plains when they first feel the plow,
And wit like the tapestry frostwork
That hangs on the Great Smoky's brow,
With grand thoughts as strong as our mountains
And tender ones sweetly that flow,
Like the music that steals o'er our senses
At his touch of "The Fiddle and Bow,"
The bee that hath sucked every blossom
Each Tennessee flower to rob
And stored up the rich, golden honey
In a genius that's ours—Our Bob!

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