Have you ever heard of Gossip Town
On the shores of falsehood Bay,
Where old Dame Rumor with rustling gown
Is going the livelong day?
It isn't far to Gossip Town,
For people who want to go.
The Idleness Train will take you down
In just an hour or so.
The Thoughtless Road is a popular route,
And most folks start that way,
But it's steep down grade;
If you don't watch out,
You'll land in Falsehood Bay.
You glide through the valley of Vicious Town
And into the tunnel of Hate;
Then crossing the Add-To Bridge, you walk
Right into the city gate.
The principal street is called, "They Say,"
"I've Heard" is the public well,
and the breezes that blow from Falsehood Bay
are laden with, "Don't You Tell."
In the midst of the town is Tell Tale Park.
You're never quite safe while there,
For its owner is Madame Suspicious Remark,
Who lives on the street, Don't Care.
Just back of the park is Slanders Row.
'Twas there that Good Name died
pierced by a dart from Jealousy's bow,
in the hands of Envious Pride.
From Gossip Town, peace long since fled,
But envy, and strife and woe
And sorrow and care, you find instead,
If ever you chance to go.