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In Musical 'Comedy Land a minute's enough to woo
That gives you time to speak your love you marry -ithe girl in two;
And you-sing her a beautiful ballad she never has heard before,
And she warbles the second verse .with a chorus of ten or more.
And if you make love to a laciy, she lisfense awhile to you.
But here in a world of trouble, love's trail is all-agkew,
And the girls that you court wont listen, or laughingly say "pooh,
Why can't they smile upon you like those who sing the score
-In Musical' Comedy Land? " '
O, life would-be far more joyous if only the play wer;e true
If everything went to music as comedy lyrics do;
My KeartJs a broken organ, my feelings are bruised and- sore
I'm sort,of a human door-mat which lies atimy lady's door,
And it's OJi to be the hero who J kisses each girl in view,
In Musical Comedy Land?
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! tar nf a rpnfnrv'c -arnrh- tnilin cr
from daybreak for 10, 12 and even
14 hours a day in the depths of a
mine, emerging each riight with'
begrimed body, deadened tmind
and unconscious that he has ever
had a soul.
In a house of two rooms exists
John Petroski, aged 41 ; his wife
Mafia and seven children. Forty
one -years of "age, the beginning
of manhood's prime, but John is
stoop-shouldered, thin, staring
blankly at the world, without
love, without hope, without life
enough even to complain.
.One night six nliners brine
MEDALS AND MEN
When a workingman in private
employ has served long and faith
fully, the government of Saxony
confers on him a silver medal inN
recognition of the years and toil
he has contributed to the coun
try's progress. Fine ideafor the
U. S.,vsomepne says. Let's see.
John Petroski, American born,
takes his place as a coaliminer at
the age of 16. When John is 21,
still straight, and strong, he mar-'
ries pretty-Maria. Twenty years
pass, and. John has done a quar-