Madam and the wrong visitor
Language: English 
A man knocked three times.
I never seen him before.
He said, Are you Madam?
I said, What's the score?

He said, I reckon
You don't know my name,
But I've come to call
On you just the same.

I stepped back
Like he had a charm.
He said, I really
Don't mean no harm.

I'm just Old Death
And I thought I might
Pay you a visit
Before night.

He said, You're Johnson -- 
Madam Alberta K.?
I said, Yes -- but Alberta
Ain't goin' with you today!

No sooner had I told him
Than I awoke.
The doctor said, Madam,
Your fever's broke -- 

Nurse, put her on a diet,
And buy her some chicken.
I said, Better buy two -- 
Cause I'm still here kickin'!


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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-27
Line count: 28
Word count: 124