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'. CUTTING TIP THE -MAINE AT Ha V ANA - ,, :r ?
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Showing the cutting off of the big crane of the battleship Maine in
Kfavana .harbor. The work is done with an electric drilL
By Berton Braley.
Some wise professor says rag time's injurious
'", Bad for the nerves and the brain,
Making the heart hit a pace that is furious, , j
Drivjng the pulses insane;
i Still, when the band plays a tune syncopatedly
After it gaily I tag, ' ' '
. All of my blood goes to rushing elatedly,
Gee, but I'm crazy for rag ! - -y
"Rag," says the Prof,, "is a form of insanity," -
(So, for that matter, is Youth)
Neither one suffers -from dreary inanity, " ,'v '
:- Both are ALIVE that's the truth! " ( "
So I'm for rag when the feet itch to 'prance 'to it
Jig time with never a sag
Come on, Mirandy, let's get up aiid dance to it
'Qse, but I'm'Ciazyufor ragli ,r,n.u ,-nj '..'