SHE IS MORE TO BE PITIED THAN CENSURED William B. Gray Judy Garland ("Strike Up the Band") There's an old fashioned church around the corner Where the people all gathered one day. The parson was preaching a sermon for a poor soul who had just passed away. 'twas the same wayward girl from the Bowery Who had da-da-da-da-da-da-dum. She is more to be pitied than censured she is more to be loved than despised. She is only a lassie who ventured On life's stormy path ill-advised. Do not scorn her with words fierce and bitter Do not laugh at her shame and downfall For a moment please stop and consider That a man was the cause of it all. (Contributed by - February 2012)