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("Why do you come here and bother us?"—Chairman Webb, at the suffrage hearing in Washington.)

Girls, girls, the worst has happened;
Our cause is at its ebb.
How could you go and do it!
You've bothered Mr. Webb!
You came and asked for freedom,
(As law does not forbid)
Not thinking it might bother him,
And yet, it seems, it did.

Oh, can it be, my sisters,
My sisters can it be,
You did not think of Mr. Webb
When asking to be free?
You did not put his comfort
Before your cause?  How strange!
But now you know the way he feels
I hope we'll have a change.

Send word to far Australia
And let New Zealand know,
And Oregon and Sweden,

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