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III The Great Lakes Suite

James Reaney


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II   Lake Michigan

For I’m a michigoose
And he’s a michigander: Old Vaudeville Song

By the shores of Lake Michigan,
Lives the Michigander,
Lives the Michigoose.
Very silly people they
For they had the nerve to say
When they used to visit us
In the days of yore,
“That the Yankees,
The Yankees won the war!”

“Bah!” said we
“How your wits do wander
You Michigoose, you Michigander!”
Right then and there we had a fight
With our cousins from Michigan
Who shortly after went back there again.
And since we won, we knew we were right.