And when the great World War began,
To volunteer John promptly ran;
And while he learned live bombes to lob,
James stayed at home and - sneaked his job.
John came home with a missing limb;
That didn't seem to worry him;
But oh, it set his brain awhirl
To find that James had - sneaked his girl!
Time passed. Tom tried his grief to drown;
To-day James owns one-half the town;
His army contracts riches yield;
And John? Well, search the Potter's Field.