Thou Art So Gay

Dear Silver Bay,
Thou art so gay!
Here would I play
From day to day;
With thee I stay
Until I’m gray;
But Silver Bay,
Hear what I say:
There is a place
Dear to my race
Which is more gay,
By far more gay;
So Silver Bay,
I’ll go away
To that good place
With a good pace —
Can I not stay?
No, I should say.
And now let’s raise
Three hip! hip! rays!
To Silver Bay;
And so good-bye,
Sweet Silver Bay.

— “Farewell to Silver Bay” by S.M. Woo in The Chinese Students’ Monthly, October 1914

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