In Other Words/The Costofliving

The Costofliving


This is the costofliving—$$

This is the retailer That raises the costofliving.

This is the wholesaler That soaks the retailer That raises the costofliving.

This is the packer That sticks the wholesaler That soaks the retailer That raises the costofliving.

This is the stockman That charges the packer That sticks the wholesaler That soaks the retailer That raises the costofliving.

This is the farmer That stings the stockman That charges the packer That sticks the wholesaler That soaks the retailer That raises the costofliving.

This is the corn upon the farm Whose cost the farmer views with alarm; So he stings the stockman That charges the packer That sticks the wholesaler That soaks the retailer That raises the costofliving.

This is the cow with the crumpled horn, That must be fed on the farmer’s corn— The corn the farmer grows on the farm— The corn whose cost he views with alarm: So he stings the stockman That charges the packer That sticks the wholesaler That soaks the retailers That raises the costofliving.

This the consumer all forlorn

Who pays for the cow with the crumpled horn— The cow that feeds on the farmer’s corn That grows so fine on the farmer’s farm— The corn whose cost he views with alarm: So he stings the stockman That charges the packer That sticks the wholesaler That soakes the retailer That raises the costofliving.