Father Gander's Melodies

An Anonymous Worker

"Father Gander's Melodies" (karaoke)

"Father Gander's Melodies" (sheet music)

"Sing a song o' swindle

Safe full of stocks;

The man who tends the spindle

Going without socks!


"The loafer in his parlor

Counting up his gold;

The worker in his garret

Perishing from cold!


"See him in his mansion!

Man of might and means,

Who never knew the earning

Of one poor pot of beans!


"Yonder man is toiling

From dawn to dewy eve,

Two-thirds of his earnings

Go to fatten thieves!"