“Les Absents Ont Toujours Tort”
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sing a song for Sheilah’s supper
(Belly void of rye)
Gone before the cocktail
Back for the pie

Stromberg sent for Papa
Though Papa hadn’t et!
To do what Jesus couldn’t—
Save Marie Antoinette.

How can famine-stricken whines
Ring the silver screen
Oh, there will be some sour lines
To set before the queen!

Sing a song of Hacketts
Thirteen at their dinner
But they should know these rackets
Yours, with groans
The Sinner

For Albert and Frances

Published in Graham, Sheilah. The Rest of the Story book (1964).

Not illustrated.