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Rich Man, Poor Man

Language: English

Rich man, poor man,
Beggar-man, thief.
Gentleman, Apothecary,
Indian Chief.

Soldier brave and
Sailor true.
Skilled physician,
Oxford blue.

Gouty nobleman,
Squire so hale,
Dashing airman,
Curate pale.

Tailor, drummer and
Stealer of beef,
One knows joy
And one knows grief.

Lady, Lady, on the seashore
You have children,
One to four.
O Lady, dear Lady,
You've kids by the score.
The eldest is --
Why, he's twenty-four!

You ought to marry a...

Rich man, poor man,
Beggar-man, thief.
Gentleman, Apothecary,
Indian Chief.

Soldier brave and
Sailor true.
Skilled physician,
Oxford blue.

Gouty nobleman,
Squire so hale,
Dashing airman,
Curate pale.

Tailor, drummer and
Stealer of beef,
One knows joy
And one knows grief.


Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Text added to the website: 2007-05-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
Line count: 40
Word count: 113

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