Who Owns What


Iron Road

WHO OWNS WHAT?

When the workmen own our workshops
And the railwaymen the rails
And the grocery assistants own the groceries
And the postmen own the mails;

When the preachers own the pulpits
And the cahiers own the shops
And the coal-miners own the coal-mines
And the goals are owned by cops

When the conductors own our tram-cars
And each driver owns a bus
Will you ask the rest of the people
What the hell happens to us?

(From Vic’s Book of Jokes, Recitations, Clever sayings.
First edition. April/July 1928 Published Melbourne. Vic James)