Oh, by gosh, by golly…

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Oh, by gosh, by golly
It’s time for foolishness and folly
Spending money to buy your honey
Something you can’t afford

Oh, by gosh, by jingle
You feel your wallet all a-tingle
Overconsuming, somehow assuming
Some bills can be ignored

Then comes that big day
And opening all the gifts —
Seeing discarded wrapping
Doesn’t give your spirit a lift

Oh, by gosh, by golly
It’s time for foolishness and folly
Junky surpises, clothes the wrong sizes
Returning a present or two —
Retailers whisper, “Happy Holidays” to you


With apologies to Mr. Sinatra

 

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