There was a wise woman named Shirley Whose fasting was making her surly. No matter what diet Her tummy cried "fry it!" So she did and she staid rather burly.
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- by Violet Balestreri Archer (1913 - 2000), "Surly burly Shirley", published 1989 [voice and piano], Alberta Keys Music Publishing Co. Ltd. [text verified 1 time]
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