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I'M A KING, A KING.
A parody on " The Grave Digger." Written by P. P Stout Esq., and sung by Mr. Geo Kunkel
I shobels dem out—I shobels dem in,
When de moon beams bright, mid de clouds so
dim, Delivers dem nice in dar homes you see, Fondly lub's to come to a king like me, I shobeta dem out obdar lonely bed, An laugh as I play wid de silent dead, When de tempest howls I shobel dem in, An I lubs to list, for I'm a happy king.
De world is my plaything, I hab no home Mong dese piles ob my own I lub to roam, How sweet am de tones ob de ole spades clink, As I mark all around de grabes soft brink; De moder I tops from sofa bed dar, To put in her stead her daughter fair, An mid de ole curfews sad, cheerless ring, I feel I'm a king—a happy king.
When de farder stands by his daughters grave, When de moder looks down dat yawnin cave, When de broder an sister weep around Dis heart will leap at de welcome sound ; In de spring in de summer, in de winters cold, I shobels dem in, both young and old, From my furrow'd brow my sweat I fling, I'm a king, a king, a happy king.
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