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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 24, 1913, Image 9

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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
s '
'And swear themselves to secrecy."
When gossips' tongues begin to
move
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
door.
The gossips whisper at their tea
And swear themselves to secrecy,
Then, when the juicy bit is told
And on their eager tongues is
roled.
They sample it and find it good .
And tell it to the neighborhood.
Thus harmless things are mag
nified,
j Though not a gossip thinks she
lied,
And often lives are ruined, too,
By reason of this gossip crew,
Which snoops around with open
ears
And tattles everything it hears.
Yet though all gossip brings but
ill,
And one should bid such talk be
still;
When scandal talk abput doth
flit,
We listen to each Word of it :
A little gossip, now and then,
Is relished by the bst of men,

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