Poetry of Kansas

The First Shirt Waist

'Tis not a Jumbo elephant,
Nor lion nor giraffee,
Nor an Italian with his bears,
Nor a two headed calf,
Nor a new automobile that
The crowd is following 'round;
But a fellow with a shirt waist on
Has just blown into town.

Kansas Zephyrs
Ed. Blair
(Madison, Wis.: American Thresherman. 1901)
Page 146

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