In My Reply

Livingston Taylor
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Matthew was a country boy until one day he found
that cheating folks was easier than plowing daddy’s ground.
He left his farm in O-hio bound for Chicago town;
He crossed Big Jim and turned his back, a bullet laid him down.
And as he lay there dying he begged, “Will I see my O-hio?
In my reply I lied a bit and said I did not know.

Jim McCall was meek and small and to become a man
he’d have to buildhimself up tall with fancy folks and land.
He threw some stones at honest friends and got himself these things;
his children left him and ne sneered, “That’s what my kindness brings.”
And in the South End he got lost and asked me where to go.
In my reply I lied a bit and said I did not know.

And lazy Susan called me up, she’d heard I stole the show.
In my reply I lied a bit and said I did not know.
In my reply I lied a bit and said I did not know.