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First Line: Many a time your father gave me aid
Last Line: -- and pay for them -- I'll pay you for your shirt!
Subject(s): Money; Poetry & Poets; Weavers And Weaving


Many a time your father gave me aid
When I was down -- and now I'm down again!
You mustn't take it bad, nor be dismayed
To know that youngsters ought to help old men,
And 'tis their duty to do that: Amen!

I have no cows, no sheep, no boots, no hat!
The folk who gave me presents are all dead,
And all good luck died with them! Because of that
I won't pay what I owe you; but, instead,
I'll owe you till the dead rise from the dead.

You weave good shirts; and I weave, for my bread
Good poetry -- But you get paid at times!
The only rap I get is on my head:
But when it comes again that men like rhymes
-- And pay for them -- I'll pay you for your shirt!





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