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OLD ABE, by            
First Line: Let's go and look
Last Line: Maybe we should take our hats off, eh?
Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States

Let's go and look
At Old Abe standing in the moonlight.
He looks sad and tired and worn
And melancholy in the moonlight.
He has looked so for years and years ...

For years he has stood in the square
While people rush by him all day
And all night.
They never give Old Abe a thought ...

His clothes gather rust in the wind
And the rain and the sun.
Let them pass Abe, let them pass ...

Like great peals of rumbling thunder,
Your voice will come
Echoing and rechoing down through the ages
With those great words:
"Four score and seven ..."

Yes, let's go and look and see
Old Abe standing in the shadows of the moonlight ...

Maybe we should take our hats off, eh?

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