Bruce McGuffin: A Neolithic Lament

"Mother dear I'd really rather
Leave this field to hunt and gather
Find a mighty mastodon
And get my cunning cave man on.
I'd like to hunt the Aurochs too
Before it's gone or in the zoo,
To conquer it in fearsome battle
With stone-point spear and bone atlatl
I want to go relive the mythic
Glories of the mesolithic."

"But now the neolithic's here,
Pick up your plow, put down your spear.
We have a storehouse and a dairy,
Life is better sedentary
In our village on the plain.
So get to work and hoe our grain."