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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.  1920.
 
Up Carr Creek
 
Ann Cobb
 
 
THE WAYS of the world are a-coming—up Cyarr!
    Biled shirts and neckties,
    Powder-pots and veils,
    Pizen fotched-on liquor,
    Doctor-pills, and ails—        5
Hit’s a sight, all the brash that’s a-coming—up Cyarr!
 
The ways of the mountains are passing—up Cyarr!
    Moonshine stills and manhood,
    Gear to weave and spin,
    Good old Reg’lar Baptists        10
    Preaching hell for sin.
Far’well to the old ways a-passing—up Cyarr!
 
The ways of the world will be holding—up Cyarr!
    Sorry ways, the old ways,
    They’ve a call to go.        15
    Only, when you’re grave-bound,
    Changing’s allus slow.
Old folks will bide by the old ways—up Cyarr.

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