R. D. 1, Kearney, Missouri
Let’s go down to the village, and sit by the old box stove
to live again in memory, the deeds of long ago.
Let’s go down to the village congenial souls we’ll see
who remember how they plant and plow in the days that used to
Let’s go down to the village, and sit on the bench in the
sun and we’ll recall, with one and all, the valorous deeds
No matter the wealthier now for us, who are on the last long
mile; we would live it o’er at the village store, and roll back
the years for awhile.