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There'll be ice-cream and fireworks and a speech By Somebody the Honorable Who, The lovers will pair off in the kind dark And Tessie Jones, our honor-graduate, Will read the Declaration. That's how it is. It's always been that way. That's our Fourth of July, through war and peace, That's our Fourth of July.

But Sunday was a gala day When, in their best attire, They'd listen, with rejoicing hearts, To Sermons on Hell Fire, Demons I've Met, Grim Satan's Prey, And other topics just as gay.