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THE GOSSIP CREW By Berton Braley and J. Campbell Cory.
fNOW OF COURSE YOU LI NEirER '
I MENtWIT TO f UWNG SOOliJ
'And swear themselves to secrecy."
When gossips' tongues begin to
There's very little they approve,
They rattle on with much to sav
Of "Mrs. B." and 'Mrs. A."
Of scandal which they much de
plore, But help to spread from door to
The gossips whisper at their tea
And swear themselves to secrecy,
Then, when the juicy bit is told
And on their eager tongues is
They sample it and find it good .
And tell it to the neighborhood.
Thus harmless things are mag
j Though not a gossip thinks she
And often lives are ruined, too,
By reason of this gossip crew,
Which snoops around with open
And tattles everything it hears.
Yet though all gossip brings but
And one should bid such talk be
When scandal talk abput doth
We listen to each Word of it :
A little gossip, now and then,
Is relished by the bst of men,