Come lye and come saponin,
Come besom of ash!
Let us froth the fell filth
With a sop sudsy splash.
With acids acetic,
With liquors ammonium
May we scour from this place
All unclean pandemonium!
Come bristles, come rags,
Come sodium bicarbonates!
I enlist thee and martial thee,
My sanit’ry subordinates!
Purge like fire this place
Of all dust motes and grimes,
Of pathogen clusterings,
All Disorder’s rank crimes!
To the God of the Washboard,
To thee do we pray,
May thy servants ablute
All the stains swift away!

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