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Madmen or Fools

Song: Madmen or Fools
Lyrics: Henry W. Roby

Music: to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne"
Year: 1909
Genre: Traditional
Country: USA


Some things that wear the sapes of men,
Have never known their place;
They think that God has given them,
All wisdom, power and grace.

CHORUS:
All wisdom, power and grace alone,
All wisdom, power and grace;
They think that God has given them,
All wisdom, power and grace.
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They boast the right to rule the world,
And claim the crown and throne,
And hold that justice is a myth,
And righteousness unknown.

CHORUS:
And righteousness unknown, alas!
And righteousness unknown;
They claim that justice is a myth,
And righteousness unknown.

The rank conceit these wise ones show,
Concerning who should rule,
Makes each and every one of them,
A madman or a fool.
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CHORUS:
A madman or a fool, or both,
A madman or a fool;
Makes each and every one of them,
A madman or a fool.


Notes:

1 - The Suffrage Song Book, Original Songs, Parodies and Paraphrases, adapted to Popular Melodies, by Henry W. Roby, published 1909 by Crane & Company, Topeka, Kansas, p.11