BURYIN' FRED HIGGINS
By: Wayne Brown
Word came late last night, ol’ Fred Higgins is unexpectedly dead
The picture of health, young for his age, that was what they said
It just goes to show you that it don’t matter nothing under the sun
When you time comes, that’s all she wrote, color this life done!
Fred was a health nut some say, all his life he was a strict vegetarian
When he died, he had some years on him, he was an octogenarian
So I suppose all that healthy livin’ attitude must have been of benefit
Otherwise he might have been a lot younger when the old ticker quit
The family has all been notified of Fred’s untimely, unwanted demise
But even though he was in his eighties, to some it will be a surprise
I guess they thought ol’ Fred would just go on living forever and a day
But Fred’s done fooled them all, he checked out just yesterday
The funeral will be a big one; Fred's friends are scattered about
They'll all be here in their Sunday best just to see Fred out
The eulogy will be read, some will speak; the choir will sing praise
Then we'll wheel Fred out to the cemetery to rest eternal days
We’ll bury Fred in the Fall as the leaves just begin to turn
We’ll pass a long, cold winter before the sun starts to burn
Then out on Fred’s grave, beautiful flowers we begin to see
Remembrances of Fred placed by friends like you and me
Sooner or later we'll all see Fred, where ever he may await
The time will come for all of us to step up and meet our fate
Then out to cemetery we will go to find our place of diggins'
They'll drop us in and bury us just like they did Fred Higgins.
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