Lumberjack's Prayer (T-Bone Slim <Valentine Huhta>) 1. I pray, dear Lord, for Jesus' sake Give us this day a T-bone steak Hallowed be thy holy name But don't forget to send the same. 2. Oh hear my humble cry, O Lord, And send us down some decent board Brown gravy with some German fried With sliced tomatoes on the side. 3. Observe me on my bended legs - I'm asking you for ham and eggs And if thou havest custard pies I'd like, dear Lord, the largest size. 4. O hear my humble cry, almighty host, I quite forgot the quail on toast, O let your kindly heart be stirred And stuff some oysters in that bird. 5. Dear Lord, we know thy holy wish On Friday we must have a fish Our flesh is weak and spirits stale You'd better make that fish a whale. 6. O hear me Lord, remove these "dogs", These sausages of powdered logs, The bull-beef hash and bearded snouts Take them to hell, or thereabouts. 7. With alum bread and pressed beef butts Dear Lord, they've damn near ruined my guts The whitewash milk and margarine I'd wish to Christ I'd never seen. 8. O hear me Lord, I'm praying still - But if you won't, our Union will Put porkchops on the bill of fare And starve no workers anywhere. by T-Bone Slim (Valentine Huhta), 1920, from the Little Red Songbook. JB apr96
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