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Where are Elmer Herman Bert Tom and Charley b

Where are Elmer Herman Bert Tom and Charley
The weak of will the strong of arm the clown the boozer the fighter?
All all are sleeping on the hill.
One passed in a fever
One was burned in a mine
One was killed in a brawl
One died in jail
One fell from a bridge toiling for children and wife
All all are sleeping sleeping sleeping on the hill.
Where are Ella Kate Mag Lizzie and Edith
The tender heart the simple soul the loud the proud the happy one?
All all are sleeping on the hill.
One died in shameful child birth
One of a thwarted love
One at the hands of a brute in a brothel
One of a broken pride in a search for a heart's desire
One after life in faraway London and Paris
Was brought to her little space by Ella and Kate and Mag
All all are sleeping sleeping sleeping on the hill.
Where are Uncle Issac and Aunt Emily
And old Towny Kincaid and Sevigne Houghton
And Major Walker who had talked
With veneravle men of the revolution?
All all are sleeping on the hill.
They brought them dead sons from the war
And daughters whom life had crushed
And their children fatherless crying
All all are sleeping sleeping sleeping on the hill.
Where is old Fiddler Jones
Who played with life all his ninety years
Braving the sleet with bared breast
Drinking rioting thinking neither of wife nor kin
Nor gold nor love nor heaven?
Lo! he babbles of the fish frys of long ago
Of the horse races long ago at Clary's Grove
Of what Abe Lincoln said
One time at Springfield. .

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