Cookie Thief

Cookie Thief


HAD TO LEAVE ON BUSINESS TAKE A TRAIN THIS TIME WAITIN IN THE DEPOT SEE WHAT I CAN FIND GRAB A MORNING PAPER BUY A BOX OF COOKIES TO EAT I STUFF THEM DEEP IN MY KNAPSACK BOARD THE TRAIN AND FIND A SEAT BIG NOISY GUY SITTIN’ RIGHT BESIDE ME, BIG NOISY GUY GREETS EVERYBODY AS THEY SQUEEZE BY I’M JUST CHEWIN’ MY COOKIES TRYIN’ TO READ UP ON THE NEWS WHEN HE REACHES DOWN BETWEEN US GRABS HIM A COOKIE OR TWO JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT JUST WHO IS HE? I GO FOR ANOTHER SO DOES HE THEN HE GRABS THE WHOLE BOX STARTS TO PASS THEM AROUND WELL IT WAS RIGHT THERE BESIDE ME BUT IT’S ALL OVER NOW I COULD USE SOME MORE HELP ACTUALLY ANYBODY OUT THERE HAVE A HARMONICA? I DO. OK, BRING IT UP HERE BOY JUST LIKE THAT. BUILT-IN MUSICIANS YOU GOT A C HARP? THAT’S DARREL LOUIS, FOLKS RUSSELL BRUTSCHE PULL INTO THE STATION I GRAB MY PACK HE’S WAVIN’ ME BYE-BYE BUT I DON’T WAVE BACK THEN I REACH IN MY KNAPSACK THERE’S MY COOKIES ALL THIS TIME SO THAT WAS HIS BOX BETWEEN US COULD HAVE SWORN IT WAS MINE SO I DIDN’T LOSE NOTHIN’ OUGHTA FEEL RELIEF BUT I KNOW WHO’S GENEROUS NOW AND WHO’S THE THIEF SOMETHIN’ BIGGER TO CHEW ON BUT I’LL GET OVER IT SOMEHOW IT’S BEEN A LONG DAY OF TRAVELLIN’ BUT IT’S ALL OVER NOW

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