I'm writing this letter to tell you
The government has taxed away
All those things I really needed:
My workshop, my reindeer, my sleigh! ...
All I have left is this donkey.
He's old and lazy and slow.
So, if you don't see me at Christmas ...
I am out on my ass in the snow!
Bernice Ann Page
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