IFAS | Freedom Writer | December 1994 | cross.html

The Old Lighted Cross

To the tune of "The Old Rugged Cross"

Valerie:
On a tree in Hyde Park
Stands an old lighted cross
Violating our dear Constitution.
Though most love the cross
For their dearest and best,
I will call in the ACLU.
Yes, I'll sue on the old lighted cross.
Though beloved by county and town.
I will sue on the old lighted cross,
Though the village trustees they may frown.

The Village:
On the tree in Hyde Park
We will keep the old cross
Defend it through suffering and tears.
For we love that old cross
For our dearest and best.
It has been there for 29 years.
Yes, we'll fight for the old lighted cross.
We'll defy Constitution and laws.
We will fight for the old lighted cross.
Never mind the Establishment Clause.
On the dear courthouse lawn
We will take down the cross,
From its place on the old Christmas tree.
Though we still think we're right
We will give up the fight.
To an order we'll sadly agree.
Yes, we'll take down the old lighted cross,
Though we'll never admit we were wrong.
We will take down the old lighted cross,
If she'll only stop singing this song!

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