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BLUE GRASS BALLADS                  37
"Oh, yes, indeed! I hearn some talk
'Bout nominatin' Bright; But he will hatter walk the chalk
Ef he gets thar all right. Still, howsumdever, ef we kin,
The voters up ow way Will work a scheme to git him in,
At town on county cote day."
For fights, or trades, or politics,
Or anything of note, That takes some leisure time to fix,
It's set for county " cote "— Election time, just now and then—
But whether grave or gay, 'Tis oftenest, among these men,
" In town on county cote day."
An old gray house, on an old-time farm— 'Twas on a Christmas night—
Thro' chinks were streaming rays of charm In yellow shafts of light.
An old gray white and an old gray black Were sitting by the blaze