SNOW ON THE BAD LAND BUTTES
[Bridge and road politics is a leading issue in all new regions. Controversies over location of them descend to children’s children.]
Snow on the Bad Land Buttes—miry in the gumbo,
Rain a-roarin’ down the chutes, White River on a Jumbo.
High tide in Chadron creek—water gettin’ quicker,
Swingin’ round the circle, just like Jim Dahlman’s liquor,
Sets a man a thinkin’ hard while toilin’ up the ridges;
Lookin’ at the gullies washed round Sheriff Bartlett’s bridges.
Thinkin’ and a wonderin’ when the people’ll take a tumble.
Quit good fellow politics; act instead of grumble,
Put a knife in taxes as hard as they are able,
Stamp old Wall Street’s power out, says
A Kicker from the Table.
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