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    Business is Business
    by Breton Braley

    "Business is Business" the Little Man said,
        "A battle where 'everything goes,'
    Where the only gospel is 'get ahead,'
        And never spare friends or foes,
    'Slay or be slain,' is the slogan cold,
        You must struggle and slash and tear,
    For Business is Bussines, a fight for gold,
        Where all that you do is fair!"

    "Business is Business," the Big Man said,
        "A battle to make of earth
    A place to yield us more wine and bread
        More pleasure and joy and mirth;
    There are still some bandits and buccaneers
        Who are jungle-bred beasts of trade,
    But their number dwindles with passing years
        And dead is the code they made!

    "Business is Business," the Big Man said,
        "But it's something that's more, far more;
    For it makes sweet gardens of deserts dead,
        And cities it built now roar
    Where once the deer and the grey wolf ran
        From the pioneer's swift advance;
    Business is Magic that toils for man
        Business is True Romance.

    "And those who make it a ruthless fight
        Have only themselves to blame
    If they feel no whit of the keen delight
        In playing the Bigger Game,
    The game that calls on the heart and head,
        The best of man's strength and nerve;
    Business is Business," the Big Man said,
        "And that Busines is to serve!"

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