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Late for Dinner

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Joseph Louie McMar
No one ever called him that
Except his dear sweet momma
She wrote it on his hat

Kinfolk called him Joe Louie
They never touched his hat
They never talked about his teeth
They knew better than that

His sisters called him Josie
When they dressed him like a doll
They tied him to an chair with wheels
And pushed him down the hall

The catholics called him Joseph
That kept him for awhile 
His sweetie called him Big Bad Joe
That would make him smile

Downtown he was known as Big Joe
At the bar he was Louie McMar
At the dock he was Big Joe Louie
Or B.J. Louie McMar

He was earnest when he traveled 
Proud in every way
To McMunny, Athabasca
Or the good old USA

At Chicoutimi, Quebec
Jean Louie could mess with you
In the south part of Ontario
They only called him Lou

When he went back to visit
His cousin called him Big Mac
His old friends Hughie and Dewey
They just called him Jack

His sisters called him Jo-jo
His brother called him Junior
His mother called him Joey
His father could never speak

Whatever place he happened to be
In his mind, he was always a winner
Call me anything you want
But don’t call me late for dinner

by Joe Louis McMar

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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