Thomas Augustine Daly

(28 May 1871 - 4 October 1948 / Philadelphia)

Da Sweeta Soil

All weenter-time I work for deeg
Da tranch een ceety street,
An’ I am looka like da peeg
An’ smal jus’ ‘bout as sweet,
Baycause my han’s, my face, my clo’es
Ees dirty as can be,
An’ sewer-gas ees een my nose
An’ steeck all ovra me.
More dirty an’ more mean I feel

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