A Capitalist Christmas

All I want for Christmastumblr_nyor2quqCC1s4tkgno1_500tumblr_nyor6t8qmH1s4tkgno1_540Christmas-Poem1Liberal Giftstumblr_inline_nyp82wmwiT1rei7b2_540Ode to George Washington–Bill Lawrence

“Twas the night of Christmas

When all through the camp

Not a Hessian was sober

But all lit like a lamp

Their clothes were all hung

By the fire without care

Never dreaming that Washington

Would ever come there.

And while they lay sleeping

All snug in their beds,

Visions of beer sausages

Danced in their heads

When outside the barracks

There arose such a clatter

They sprang from their bunks

To see what was the matter

And what did their bloodshot

Eyes there behold,

But a small little army,

Two thousand all told.

It swarmed in all screaming

So swift and so bold,

The Hessians in their underwear

Rushed Out in the cold.

More rapid than eagles,

The Americans they came

And a man whistled and shouted

And called them by name:

“Now Stirling and Sullivan.

Now Knox and Nat Greene,

Move quickly, brave lads,

And a victory’ll be seen.

Up over the ramparts

And up Over the Wall,

Dash out! Dash, out!

Dash out their brains all!”

With this the Hessians,

Now lively and quick,

Knew that their visitor
Wasn’t jolly St. Nick.

Twas the Old Fox himself

With his bag full of tricks

Who’d crossed the broad Delaware

Their wagons to fix

His uniform was wet,

And all dirty and wrinkled

But on spying the Hessians

His eyes how they twinkled

So the old fox the Hessian stockings

Did fill

While scarcely a drop of Patriot blood

Did he spill

For a mere two men

Were lost in the fight

And, sad to relate,

Both of these from frostbite

Then he sprang to his horse

To his troops gave an order

And away they all marched

To the New Jersey border

He was heard to exclaim

As  he rode out of sight

“ Merry Christmas to all

And to all a good fight”






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