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Popular Song

Popular Song

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Lily O'Grady,
Silly and shady,
Longing to be
A lazy lady,
Walked by the cupolas, gables in the
Lake's Georgian stables.
In a fairy tale like the heat intense
And the mist in the woods when across the fence
The children gathering strawberries
Were changed by the heat into negresses,
Though their fair hair
Shines there
Like gold-haired planets, Calliope, Io,
Pomona, Antiope, Echo and Clio,
Then Lily O'Grady,
Silly and shady,
Sauntered along like a
Lazy lady,
Beside the waves' haycocks her gown with tucks
Was of satin the colour of shining green ducks,
And her fol-de-rol
Parasol
Was a great gold sun o'er the haycocks shining,
But she was a negress black as the shade
That time on the brightest lady laid.
Then a satyr dog-haired as trunks of trees
Began to flatter, began to tease . . .

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