When Father Shook The Stove By Edgar Albert Guest

When Father Shook The Stove ‘Twas not so many years ago, Say, twenty-two or three, When zero weather or below Held many a thrill for…

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Under The Skin Of Men By Edgar Albert Guest

Under The Skin Of Men Did you ever sit down and talk with men In a serious sort of a way, On their views of…

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Thoughts Of A Soldier By Edgar Albert Guest

Thoughts Of A Soldier Since men with life must purchase life And some must die that more may live, Unto the Great Cashier of strife…

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The Tragedy Of Age By Edgar Albert Guest

The Tragedy Of Age I HEARD an old man say today: ‘A young man gives me orders now,’ A beardless youth gets better pay And…

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The Simple Toilers By Edgar Albert Guest

The Simple Toilers JUST to do the little things And do them well from day to day, Enough of satisfaction brings To those who tread…

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The Path O’ Little Children By Edgar Albert Guest

The Path O’ Little Children The path o’ little children is the path I want to tread, Where green is every valley and every rose…

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The Man Of His Word By Edgar Albert Guest

The Man Of His Word THE man of his word met a maid on the beach, I The fine art of swimming he offered to…

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The Kindergarten Miss By Edgar Albert Guest

The Kindergarten Miss The little kindergarten miss, Source of all my joy and bliss, Every evening in the window Waits and watches just for me;…

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The Good Little Boy By Edgar Albert Guest

The Good Little Boy Once there was a boy who never Tore his clothes, or hardly ever, Never made his sister mad, Never whipped fer…

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The Family’s Homely Man By Edgar Albert Guest

The Family’s Homely Man There never was a family without its homely man, With legs a little longer than the ordinary plan, An’ a shock…

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The Christmas Box By Edgar Albert Guest

The Christmas Box Oh, we have shipped his Christmas box with ribbons red ’tis tied, And he shall find the things he likes from them…

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The Better Job By Edgar Albert Guest

The Better Job If I were running a factory I’d stick up a sign for all to see, I’d print it large and I’d nail…

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St. Louis A Song Of The City By Edgar Albert Guest

St. Louis A Song Of The City I was in St. Louis when their mystic Prophet came From his dark, mysterious haunts to gaze upon…

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Satisfied With Life By Edgar Albert Guest

Satisfied With Life I have known the green trees and the skies overhead And the blossoms of spring and the fragrance they shed; I have…

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Pleasing Dad By Edgar Albert Guest

Pleasing Dad When I was but a little lad, not more than two or three, I noticed in a general way my dad was proud…

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Old Years And New By Edgar Albert Guest

Old Years And New Old years and new years, all blended into one, The best of what there is to be, the best of what…

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My Creed By Edgar Albert Guest

My Creed To live as gently as I can; To be, no matter where, a man; To take what comes of good or ill And…

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Ma And The Auto By Edgar Albert Guest

Ma And The Auto Before we take an auto ride Pa says to Ma: ‘My dear, Now just remember I don’t need suggestions from the…

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Life Is What We Make It By Edgar Albert Guest

Life Is What We Make It Life is a jest; Take the delight of it. Laughter is best; Sing through the night of it. Swiftly…

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I’Ll Never Be Rich By Edgar Albert Guest

I’Ll Never Be Rich I’LL never be rich. I’m too fond of the joy Of a certain small girl And a certain small boy; And…

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His Dog By Edgar Albert Guest

His Dog Pete bristles when the doorbell rings. Last night he didn’t act the same. Dogs have a way of knowin’ things, An’ when the…

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Glad By Edgar Albert Guest

Glad There’s a battered old drum on the floor, And a Teddy bear sleeps in my chair, There’s a doll carriage barring the door; Ah,…

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Faith By Edgar Albert Guest

Faith This much I know: God does not wrong us here, Though oft His judgments seem severe And reason falters ‘neath the blow, Some day…

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Dan Mcgann Declares Himself By Edgar Albert Guest

Dan Mcgann Declares Himself Said Dan McGann to a foreign man who worked at the selfsame bench, ‘Let me tell you this,’ and for emphasis…

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Best Way To Read A Book By Edgar Albert Guest

Best Way To Read A Book Best way to read a book I know Is get a lad of six or so, And curl him…

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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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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 Fine Sight By Edgar Albert Guest

A Fine Sight I reckon the finest sight of all That a man can see in this world of ours Ain’t the works of art…

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Wisdom’s Haunts By Edgar Albert Guest

Wisdom’s Haunts Way out in the woods there are brothers who read By the light of a candle, in Greek, And in far away places…

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When We Were Kids By Edgar Albert Guest

When We Were Kids WHEN we wuz kids together, an’ we didn’t have a care, In the lazy days of summer, when our feet wuz…

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What I Call Living By Edgar Albert Guest

What I Call Living The miser thinks he’s living when he’s hoarding up his gold; The soldier calls it living when he’s doing something bold;…

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Trouble Brings Friends By Edgar Albert Guest

Trouble Brings Friends It’s seldom trouble comes alone. I’ve noticed this: When things go wrong An’ trouble comes a-visitin’, it always brings a friend along;…

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The World And Bud By Edgar Albert Guest

The World And Bud If we were all alike, what a dreadful world ‘twould be! No one would know which one was you or which…

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The Things That Make A Soldier Great By Edgar Albert Guest

The Things That Make A Soldier Great The things that make a soldier great and send him out to die, To face the flaming cannon’s…

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The Right Family By Edgar Albert Guest

The Right Family With time our notions allus change, An’ years make old idees seem strange- Take Mary there- time was when she Thought one…

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The Old Days By Edgar Albert Guest

The Old Days WHEN I was but a little tad I used to hear my dear old dad Tell friends about the good old days…

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The Lonely Fight By Edgar Albert Guest

The Lonely Fight IT’S easy to be right when the multitude is cheering, It is easy to have courage when you’re fighting with the throng;…

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The Job By Edgar Albert Guest

The Job The job will not make you, my boy; The job will not bring you to fame Or riches or honor or joy Or…

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The Fun Of Forgiving By Edgar Albert Guest

The Fun Of Forgiving Sometimes I’m almost glad to hear when I get home that they’ve been bad; And though I try to look severe,…

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The Doctor By Edgar Albert Guest

The Doctor I don’t see why Pa likes him so, And seems so glad to have him come; He jabs my ribs and wants to…

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The Call Of The Woods By Edgar Albert Guest

The Call Of The Woods I must get out to the woods again, to the whispering trees and the birds awing, Away from the haunts…

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The Approach Of Christmas By Edgar Albert Guest

The Approach Of Christmas There’s a little chap at our house that is being mighty good- Keeps the front lawn looking tidy in the way…

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So Easy By Edgar Albert Guest

So Easy So easy to say what another should do, So easy to settle his cares, So easy to tell him what roads to pursue,…

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Roses, Birds And Some Men By Edgar Albert Guest

Roses, Birds And Some Men The world is full of roses, blooming red for me I and you, They smile a morning welcome and are…

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Pa Did It! By Edgar Albert Guest

Pa Did It! The train of cars that Santa brought is out of kilter now; While pa was showing how they went he broke the…

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Not A Money Debt By Edgar Albert Guest

Not A Money Debt YOU can’t pay back in dollars what your father does for you, You can’t repay in kindness all the tenderness he…

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Mother’s Day By Edgar Albert Guest

Mother’s Day Let every day be Mother’s Day! Make roses grow along her way And beauty everywhere. Oh, never let her eyes be wet With…

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Living Monuments By Edgar Albert Guest

Living Monuments OUR children are our monuments, The little ones we leave behind, If they are good and brave and kind, And labor here with…

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King By Edgar Albert Guest

King GIUSEPPE TOMASSI ees stylisha chap, He wear da white collar an’ cuff, He says: ‘For expanse I no giva da rap, Da basta ees…

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I’D Rather Be A Failure By Edgar Albert Guest

I’D Rather Be A Failure I’d rather be a failure than the man who’s never tried; I’d rather seek the mountain-top than always stand aside….

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Hate By Edgar Albert Guest

Hate They say we must not hate, nor fight in hate. I’ve thought it over many a solemn hour, And cannot mildly view the man…

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Forgetful Pa By Edgar Albert Guest

Forgetful Pa My Pa says that he used to be A bright boy in geography; An’ when he went to school he knew The rivers…

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Endurance By Edgar Albert Guest

Endurance YOU never hear a woman boast Of her endurance, yet I vow The tiniest mite o’ a woman has More courage than a man,…

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Consolation By Edgar Albert Guest

Consolation SO YOU ‘RE sobbin’ in the night time, an’ you ‘re sighin’ through the day, An’ your heart is ever callin’ for the loved…

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Aw Gee Whiz! By Edgar Albert Guest

Aw Gee Whiz! Queerest little chap he is, Always saying: ‘Aw Gee Whiz!’ Needing something from the store That you’ve got to send him for…

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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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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 Christmas Greeting By Edgar Albert Guest

A Christmas Greeting Here’s to you, little mother, With your boy so far away; May the joy of service smother All your grief this Christmas…

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Charms By Edgar Albert Guest

Charms SWEET is a rosebud, pink or red, And sweet are the blooms of May, And sweet is the fragrance about us shed On many…

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When Nellie’s On The Job By Edgar Albert Guest

When Nellie’s On The Job The bright spots in my life are when the servant quits the place, Although that grim disturbance brings a frown…

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