A Pharisee and a Sadducee
Bewailed the world's iniquity,
The evil ways, the devil's ways,
And sin and grief's ubiquity.
The Sadducee declared that he
Had doubts of man's enormities;
The Pharisee cried “Look at me,
My life how uniform it is!”
The Sadducee regretted he
Was of the Scribes and Pharisees,
For grieving, moaning, groaning is
A kind of life that harasses.
The Sadducee began to see
His doctrine was a heresy,
And when he saw its patent flaw
The Sadducee was fairer—see?
The Pharisee, however, he
Immediately got mad you see;
He said men could be nothing good
If they were ever glad, you see;
And so he groaned and sighed and moaned
That men were all so bad you see.
The Sadducee was fairer, see?
The Pharisee was sad you see!