When I was a lad I served a term
As office boy to an Attorney's firm.
I cleaned the windows and I swept the floor,
And I polished up the handle of the big front door.
I polished up that handle so carefullee
That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
In 1928, soon after his graduation from Washington University, blond, handsome Clark McAdams Clifford began his term with a St. Louis attorney's firm (Lashly, Lashly & Miller).
Of legal knowledge I acquired such a grip
That they took me into the partnership.
And that junior partnership, I ween,
Was the only ship that...