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THE SONG OF PANTALOON
By Berton Braley.
.Wfcary and wan was Pantaloon
L ider the smirk on his painted
(Faint from playing the mad buf-
I In the sawdust ring of the cir
But deep in his eyes was a tender
And low and soft as a birdling's
jOut from his blackened lips there
The lilt of a melody, wistful
'0, 1 am only a painted clown,
Paid to prank for the gaping
But love has made me a golden
And there is never a king'more
My love is kinder than words of
My love is sweeter than fields
Her voice is like a rippling tune
That dances my doubts and my
woes away. '
"She lovs the clown that is
With face as white as the win
Tumbling about in the sawdust
She loves her ludicrous Panta
loon. She loves the man that is truly I,
Somber of face and slow to
But ready to laugh, when she is
At all we know of thisxsad old
"Love, has made in my heart a
A song of my love and he
And when I" gamjbol before the
My heart is gay as my motley
There is no sorrow beneath my
My feet are light in their crazy
I make me'a carol and not a plainE
Of the lovable love of Panta
loon." Weary and wan was Pantaloon,
Under the paint of his fixed
Faint from playing the quaint
buffoon v .
In the sawdust ring of the cir-.
But happy the song that was his
to croon '
While out in the tent the plau
dits rang, '
For he was a joyous Pantaloon
And I ha-e sung you the song
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that trees contribute to the heat
of the atmosphere.
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birch has warmed' me many a