Bristol's Old Town Clock, Frater 4.30.1906
Bristol'* Old Town Clock. I often am amused To hoar how I'm abused, Bat as it does no harm, I feel bat slight alarm. Some people say I'm old, That my age cannot be told, I'm a useless make-believe, And no notice should receive, Xheje remarks are made of Bristol's old town clock. Old men pass by and Bay That I have bad my day. Yoncg men laugh and joke Gall me Bristol's old' dead clock, While the women, bleu their hearts Say I so by fit* and starts, And the little girl and boy Say tbat I'm a useless toy. They have lots ot fun with Bristol's old town clock. I was never heard complain By word of mouth or pen; Bat my silence now I'll end, And myself I shall defend, If I were so inclined And would boldly speak my mind Of the things that I have seen Sinoe the town clock I hare been, You'd have more respect for Bristol'! old town clock. I have secrets I ooaid tell That for some would not be well. As my vigil her* I keep When the town is wrapt in sleep, Some 1 know would hide their face If I told of their disgrace, Bat my mercy I will show And the world shall never know Tne missdeeds you've done by Bristol's old town oloak. Mow let us reason out What brings this fuss about. If you were in my place In this shanty of disgrace, All alive with lice and bugs, Alone witch oops and tramps and tlings, Would you really keep good time, In this aback of dirt and grime? Do you wonder then at Bristol's old town clock You may visit Zanzibar, Or the domains of the Ozar, Ton miy go and see the Turk, Who have little use for work; The Obinee and the lap, O'er the fingers you may rap, Bat all these would blush for shame A olty hall to claim Like the shack that shelters Bristol's old town clock. Now in closing let me say We can fix it in this way If a building you'll ereet That's deserving of respect, And will clean the bags and things from my body, wheels and springs I'll no more go on the bum, Bat for many yean to come Jon can Mm* the son by Bristol's old town clock. FRATER. Bristol, Pa,, April 8ft 1906.