When I report to work each morn
To keep the horses shod and shorn,
I check to see if they have bought
A single colt, but they have not.
And so I go to visit Gramps,
Whose job it is to light the lamps,
And both of us review the list
To verify that none exist.
By then we need a little break
To keep us fresh and wide awake,
As per the contract which affords
Our daily wage and just rewards.