A New Year’s Song By Edgar Albert Guest

A New Year’s Song Love and laughter lead you Down the pathways of the year, And may each morning feed you From the golden spoon…

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A Pat On The Back By Edgar Albert Guest

A Pat On The Back A PAT on the back is a wonderful thing, It gives a man courage to whistle and sing; When hope…

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A Patriot By Edgar Albert Guest

A Patriot It’s funny when a feller wants to do his little bit, And wants to wear a uniform and lug a soldier’s kit, And…

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A Patriotic Creed By Edgar Albert Guest

A Patriotic Creed To serve my country day by day At any humble post I may; To honor and respect her flag, To live the…

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A Patriotic Wish By Edgar Albert Guest

A Patriotic Wish I’d like to be the sort of man the flag could boast about; I’d like to be the sort of man it…

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A Personal View Of War By Edgar Albert Guest

A Personal View Of War I NEVER pondered much on war, Except to think it was inspiring To have a cause to battle for, To…

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A Place At The Top By Edgar Albert Guest

A Place At The Top THERE’S a place for you at the top, my boy, Are you willing to try to get it? It’s true…

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A Plea By Edgar Albert Guest

A Plea GOD grant me these: the strength to do Some needed service here; The wisdom to be brave and true; The gift of vision…

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A Prayer By Edgar Albert Guest

A Prayer God grant me kindly thought And patience through the day, And in the things I’ve wrought Let no man living say That hate’s…

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A Preference By Edgar Albert Guest

A Preference I”D rather be considered dull Than use my brain denouncing things; I’d rather not be critical And utter words that carry stings. I’d…

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A Scare By Edgar Albert Guest

A Scare There are noises that freeze up the blood, There’s the sound of the burglar at night As he’s picking the lock, and the…

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A Real Thriller By Edgar Albert Guest

A Real Thriller We were speakin’ of excitement, an’ the hair upliftin’ thrills That sorter dot life’s landscape, like the bill board ads. for pills,…

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A Song By Edgar Albert Guest

A Song Rough be the road and long, Steep be the hills ahead, Grant that my faith be strong, Fearlessly let me tread. After the…

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A Successful Dad By Edgar Albert Guest

A Successful Dad OTHERS may laugh at my feeble endeavor To capture life’s prizes, and others may sneer; The whole world may loudly declare I…

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A Suggestion By Edgar Albert Guest

A Suggestion IF you’ve grumbled through the day Without driving care away, If in spite of all your grouches Troubles on you have kept piling;…

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A Toast To Happiness By Edgar Albert Guest

A Toast To Happiness To happiness I raise my glass, The goal of every human, The hope of every clan and class And every man…

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A Toast To The Men By Edgar Albert Guest

A Toast To The Men Here’s to the men! Since Adam’s time They’ve always been the same; Whenever anything goes wrong, The woman is to…

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A Valentine By Edgar Albert Guest

A Valentine YOUR cheeks are pinker than the rose, Your eyes are bluer than the skies; Than you no fairer blossom grows, In you all…

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A Vanished Joy By Edgar Albert Guest

A Vanished Joy When I was but a little lad of six and seven and eight, One joy I knew that has been lost in…

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A Vow By Edgar Albert Guest

A Vow I might not ever scale the mountain heights Where all the great men stand in glory now; I may not ever gain the…

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A Wish By Edgar Albert Guest

A Wish I’d like to be a boy again, a care-free prince of joy again, I’d like to tread the hills and dales the way…

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A Warm House And A Ruddy Fire By Edgar Albert Guest

A Warm House And A Ruddy Fire A warm house and a ruddy fire, To what more can man aspire? Eyes that shine with love…

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A Woman’s Love By Edgar Albert Guest

A Woman’s Love There are times a woman’s love Fer a man stands out, I guess, More ‘n usual, like as when Sickness comes or…

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A Woman’s Ways By Edgar Albert Guest

A Woman’s Ways IT ‘S human for a woman To enjoy a little cry; Though a man will grin and bear ’em And pass little…

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A Wonderful World By Edgar Albert Guest

A Wonderful World IT ‘S a wonderful world when you sum it all up, And we ought to be glad we are in it; The…

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A Year’s New Wish By Edgar Albert Guest

A Year’s New Wish MAY all your little cares depart By which your heart is troubled; May perfect peace supplant the smart, And all your…

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About Boys By Edgar Albert Guest

About Boys Show me the boy who never threw A stone at someone’s cat; Or never hurled a snowball swift At someone’s high silk hat….

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Accomplished Care By Edgar Albert Guest

Accomplished Care All things grow lovely in a little while, The brush of memory paints a canvas fair; The dead face through the ages wears…

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Afraid Of His Dad By Edgar Albert Guest

Afraid Of His Dad Bill Jones, who goes to school with me, Is the saddest boy I ever see. He’s just so ‘fraid he runs…

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After A Proposal By Edgar Albert Guest

After A Proposal IS IT so sudden? Then did you believe, dear, Those evenings I called at your flat And lovingly, longingly gazed in your…

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After All Is Said And Done By Edgar Albert Guest

After All Is Said And Done AFTER all is said and done, After all the work and fun, After all the sighing’s over And the…

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All For The Best By Edgar Albert Guest

All For The Best Things mostly happen for the best. However hard it seems to-day, When some fond plan has gone astray Or what you’ve…

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All That Matters By Edgar Albert Guest

All That Matters When all that matters shall be written down And the long record of our years is told, Where sham, like flesh, must…

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Alone By Edgar Albert Guest

Alone Strange thoughts come to the man alone; ‘Tis then, if ever, he talks with God, And views himself as a single clod In the…

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Along The Paths O’ Glory By Edgar Albert Guest

Along The Paths O’ Glory Along the paths o’ glory there are faces new to-day, There are youthful hearts and sturdy that have found the…

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Ambition By Edgar Albert Guest

Ambition If you would rise above the throng And seek the crown of fame, You must do more than drift along And merely play the…

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America By Edgar Albert Guest

America God has been good to men. He gave His Only Son their souls to save, And then he made a second gift, Which from…

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An Ode To Nellie By Edgar Albert Guest

An Ode To Nellie AH Nellie, you were always fair, and you were always good and true, I’ve sung about your wealth of hair, and…

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An Easy World By Edgar Albert Guest

An Easy World It’s an easy world to live in if you choose to make it so; You never need to suffer, save the griefs…

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An Apple Tree In France By Edgar Albert Guest

An Apple Tree In France An apple tree beside the way, Drinking the sunshine day by day According to the Master’s plan, Had been a…

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An Old-Fashioned Welcome By Edgar Albert Guest

An Old-Fashioned Welcome There’s nothing cheers a fellow up just like a hearty greeting, A handclasp and an honest smile that flash the joy of…

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An Uncle By Edgar Albert Guest

An Uncle BEIN’ uncle to the kids, Laughin’ lips an’ drowsy lids Grimy hands an’ tattered clothes, Cheeks as red as any rose; Willie Browns…

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Another Mouth To Feed By Edgar Albert Guest

Another Mouth To Feed We’ve got another mouth to feed, From out our little store; To satisfy another’s need Is now my daily chore. A…

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Answering Age By Edgar Albert Guest

Answering Age AGE is calling to me, with his finger long and grim, It is urging me to wander down the dreary lanes with him,…

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Answering The Grumblers By Edgar Albert Guest

Answering The Grumblers When night time comes an’ I can go Back to the folks who love me so, An’ see ’em smile an’ hear…

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Answering The Usual Questions By Edgar Albert Guest

Answering The Usual Questions My name is Johnny Vincent Brown, I live on Leicester Court, My Pa’s not here, he’s gone downtown, An’ I am…

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April Thoughts By Edgar Albert Guest

April Thoughts Listen to the laughter of the brook that’s racin’ by! Listen to the chatter of the black-birds on the fence! Stand an’ see…

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Arcady By Edgar Albert Guest

Arcady Where is the road to Arcady, Where is the path that leads to peace, Where shall I find the bliss to be, Where shall…

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As Fall The Leaves By Edgar Albert Guest

As Fall The Leaves As fall the leaves, so drop the days In silence from the tree of life; Born for a little while to…

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As It Goes By Edgar Albert Guest

As It Goes In the corner she’s left the mechanical toy, On the chair is her Teddy Bear fine; The things that I thought she…

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As It Is By Edgar Albert Guest

As It Is I might wish the world were better, I might sit around and sigh For a water that is wetter And a bluer…

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As It Looks To The Boy By Edgar Albert Guest

As It Looks To The Boy His comrades have enlisted, but his mother bids him stay, His soul is sick with coward shame, his head…

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As We Prayed By Edgar Albert Guest

As We Prayed Often as we watched her there From our lips there fell this prayer, ‘God, give us the pain to bear! Let us…

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At Breakfast Time By Edgar Albert Guest

At Breakfast Time My Pa he eats his breakfast in a funny sort of way: We hardly ever see him at the first meal of…

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At Christmas By Edgar Albert Guest

At Christmas A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year; He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season’s…

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At Dawn By Edgar Albert Guest

At Dawn They come to my room at the break of the day, With their faces all smiles and their minds full of play; They…

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At Pelletier’s By Edgar Albert Guest

At Pelletier’s We’ve been out to Pelletier’s Brushing off the stain of years, Quitting all the moods of men And been boys and girls again….

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At Sugar Camp By Edgar Albert Guest

At Sugar Camp At Sugar Camp the cook is kind And laughs the laugh we knew as boys; And there we slip away and find…

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At The Cottage By Edgar Albert Guest

At The Cottage SHE wanted to be asked again, And so she wiped the dishes, She took a knife, and with the men She helped…

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At The Door By Edgar Albert Guest

At The Door He wiped his shoes before his door, But ere he entered he did more; ‘Twas not enough to cleanse his feet Of…

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