To: Roy and Nevin
The Man Who Works on the Highway
The man who works on the highway
So often is misunderstood,
It may not be your way or my way
But he's always doing good.
Among the many worthy deeds,
He keeps the highway free from weeds
So you can see as you pass by
The growing fields of wheat and rye.
And when the winds of winter blow
He keeps the highways free from snow.
He shovels to the left and to the right,
And often he is out all night,
And when you get stuck in a drift
He's there to give your car a lift.
Some people say that he's a shirk
And that he doesn't like to work
But he works in sunshine and in rain
And you never hear a roadman complain.
And another thing that I must mention,
He's a very patriotic guy,
And always stands at attention
whenever you pass by.
So take off your hat to the roadman,
And cheer him on his way,
And greet him with a great big smile
To brighten up his day.
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