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A CHRISTMAS INSURRECTION

ANNE P. L. FIELD

In the hush of a shiver Christmas-tide dawn
      Sing hey! sing ho! heigho!
Three small frozen figures hunt stiff and forlorn
      Sing hey! sing ho! heigho!
Three dim ghostly forms in the glimmering gray
Locked up in the dark cold storage quarters were they
Awaiting the coming of glad Christmas day
      Sing hey! sing ho! heigho!

Suspended each one from a hickory twig
      Sing hey! sing ho! heigho!
A turkey, a goose, and a little fat pig
      Sing hey! sing ho! heigho!
With chestnuts the turkey was garnished and stuffed
With onions and sage was the goose-carcass puffed,
While piggy was spiced, and hi sneck was beruffed
      Sing hey! sing ho! heigho!

Three spirits regretful were hovering near
      Sing hey! sing ho! heigho!

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