Stylized Sunflower  

 It Will Be a Kansas Year

  Stylized Sunflower
O, the Lord's come back to Kansas and will start
brooklets flowing,
Put new life in the people, keep the vegetation
growing.
So keep the hoe a-shining, put your muscles
into gear,
For the Lord's come back to Kansas and 'twill be
A Kansas Year.

Yes, the Lord's come back to Kansas to give music
to the birds;
Sent the silver dews to moisten early grazing for
the herds;
So just plant and keep on planting; every stalk will
bear an ear;
For the Lord's come back to Kansas and 'twill be
A Kansas Year.

Yes, the Lord's come back to Kansas; 'twill put blue
stem in the sod;
And the hummingbird will flutter midst the autumn's
goldenrod.
So get out the scythe and whet it, haying season's
almost here
For the Lord's come back to Kansas and 'twill be
A Kansas Year.

J. B. Edson

Sunflowers
Selected by Willard Wattles
(Chicago: A. C. McClurg. 1916)


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