If the poor have to eat, let them beg upon the street
or apply at the workhouse door.
If they refuse to earn, then let them learn what a prison's for!
I abhor how they whine! How they want whatever's mine! Why should I give a thing for free?
Let them beg 'till their blue! It has nothing to do with me!
Mister Scrooge, I'm sorry, but, Sir, might I go?
Might you pay me early, just this once...
My Tiny Tim is ill, Sir.
Youngest son, you know.
Wife children need me, just this once.
People wanting this, people wanting that, spreading bloody cheer!
Plucking at your sleeve, holding out the hat, singing in your ear!
Taking off a day, asking for their pay...
"Only once a year!"
Well, you can take Christmas & stuff it with bread!
And if that isn't perfectly clear--
I do not need to know of your family or your woe.
I suggest Tiny Tim drink tea!
Give him tea. Give him stew.
It has nothing to do with me!