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David Herbert Lawrence
1885-1930
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CHERRY ROBBERS

 

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WHAT IS MAN WITHOUT AN INCOME
 
GREEN
 

WHAT IS MAN WITHOUT AN INCOME?


What is man without an income? -
Well, let him get on the dole!
Dole, dole, dole
hole, hole, hole
soul, soul, soul-

What is man without an income?
Answer without a rigmarole.
On the dole, dole, dole
he's a hole, hole, hole
in the nation's pocket.

-Now then, you leave a man's misfortunes alone!

He's got a soul, soul, soul,
but the coal, coal, coal
on the whole, whole, whole
doesn't pay,
so the dole, dole, dole's
the only way.

And on the dole, dole, dole
a man's a hole, hole, hole
in the nation's pocket,
and his soul, soul, soul
won't stop a hole, hole, hole
though his ashes might.

Immortal Caesar dead and turned to clay
would stop a hole to keep the wind away.


But a man without a job
isn't even as a gob
of clay.

Body and soul
he's just a hole
down which the nation's resources roll
away.


GREEN

The dawn was apple-green
The sky was green wine held up in the sun,
The moon was a golden petal between.

She opened her eyes, and green
They shone, clear like flowers undone
For the first time, now for the first time seen


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CHERRY ROBBERS

Under the long dark boughs, like jewels red
In the hair of Eastern girl
Hang strings of crimson cherries, as if had bled
Blood-drops beneath each curl.

Under the glistening cherries, with folded wings
Three dead birds lie:
Pale-breasted throstles and a blackbird, robberlings,
Stained with red dye.

Against the haystack a girl stands laughing at me
Cherries hung round her ears.
Offers me her scarlet fruit: I will see
If she has any tears.

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