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)