Klu Klux Klan


The Ku Klux Klan invited the men of Ole Glencoe
To join them in a meeting with the other small communities that did so,

My daddy decided to go to the affair,
My Mother liked making the hood and sheet he did wear.

Now none were supposed to know your identity
this being very hard in a small community.

They met on the hill to burn a wooden cross
Against the Catholics which in Glencoe suffered no loss.

My Daddy chewed tobacco and not having a spit can, nor a thing
He got choked on the juice, and coughing it did bring.

Off came the hood when his strangling began
That was the end of my Daddy and the Ku Klux Klan.


from Ole Glencoe Poems of the Depression Era, by Ernestine Lear