thanks overdue

as i was crossin derry walls
a saw the pope a-shite-in
a threwa lumpa coal

an hittim in the hole
an made im run like lightnin
heard the tune from thruppenny seats

in the picture-house saturday westerns
couldnt work out why the u-s calvery
rode to orange tunes nor why john wayne

would throw coal at the pope
but the bigotry was all outside the house
and never grew my parents never fed it