Another good employee gone -- he went
To a competitor who somehow can
Pay more for wages yet sell for much less.
I'll have to check my books, see what I've spent --
I don't think I can lose another man --
My finances have got to be a mess.
Thank God for double entry bookkeeping --
I've found the waste to keep my business sound,
To raise my wages, lower prices too.
Now let me see if these new prices bring
Employees back and customer around.
I think I can survive and make it through.
My best employee's back, and with a raise --
Now let my competition worry how
To bring their customers back home to them
The way I had to worry on for days
How I could with my prices compete now
To offer up the cheapest clean and hem.