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ALL MANKIND ARE WORMS.                          IS
ALL MANKIND ARE WORMS.
A Highly Popular Comic Song.
Sung by all the Comic Vocalists.
Air—" Bow, wow, wow!"
As all we mortals turn to clay,
When closed our mortal terms, sir, I think we may with reason say
That all mankind are worms, sir. But as there's some may doubt this truth,
And I like to be exact, sir, Tour patience kindly grant me, while
I'll try to prove the fact, sir.
Chorus—Bow, wow, wow, etc.
The Dandy he's a tape-worm,
Made up of stays and lace, sir; The Tailor he's a cabbage-worm,
That cuts your leaves with grace, sir. The Lover he's a glow-worm,
That shines but to allure, sir; The Husband he's a ring-worm,
That old wives best can cure, sir.
Bow, wow, wow, etc.
The Glutton he's a meal-worm,
Still feeding night and day, sir; The Drunkard he's a still-worm,
That drinks his all away, sir. The Brewer he's a malt-worm,
A very-jolly one, sir; The Farmer he's a grub-worm,
That grubs on in the sun, sir.
Bow, wow, wow, etc
The Scholar he's a book-worm,
That best on learning feeds, sir; The Mi»er he's a muck-worm,
That on a dunghill breeds, sir.
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