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The Carry-Out Polka

(The Dartts)
April 21, 2016
words & music by Tracy G. Dartt, Sharon M. Dartt, & Stone M. Dartt

Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. John 9:4 I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

V1 - They say, “Why not admit - There is a time to quit? - You’ve already done more than they asked you to - It’s time to take your share - Get in that easy chair - And watch “Gilligan’s Island” ’til your face turns blue” - But there’s so much to do - And I am far from through - With years of “easy” payments I still owe - Until my strength is gone - I’ll just keep pressing on - And there is just one thing that I know… CH - I’m gonna carry on until they carry me out - Until they bury me deep or I rise up with a “shout” - The night is coming soon when no work can be done - So while it’s still day I’ll work, watch, and pray - I’ll carry on ’til they carry me out. V2 - I’m gonna carry on until my legs are gone - Then I’ll get an old wheelchair or a crutch or two - When my arm’s too sore to push that chair any more - I’ll crawl on my knees until the job is through - And when my knees are gone I’ll have to use my head - I’ll think and plan and show the others how - And when my brain is gone, I’ll switch to politics - I can’t do worse than they’re doing now.