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Times is Hard (Shithouse) Please don't burn our shit-house down, Mother has promised to pay. Father's away on the ocean wave And sister's in the family way. Brother dear has gonorrhea And times is fucking hard; So please don't burn our shit-house down Or we'll all have to shit in the yard. From Songs from the Front and Rear, Hopkins Note: Another in the All the World is Desolation vein; makes a decent antidote to overdoses of Hard Times, Come Again No More, though. RG RG
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