Sally Ann, that was her name
Pretty and bright, she knew the game
Bookkeeping, typing—she did it all
She lifted our load so we’d stand tall
Happy, relieved we’d found what we sought
We left her alone, scarcely a thought
She was in early each day, left late at night
A hard worker she was, what a delight!
A year went by then cash got so tight
We shuddered to think of our horrible plight
Plenty of business, we all worked hard
Then it hit us, we’d let down our guard
Money is missing, where did it go?
We asked Sally Ann, "I don’t know."
Shocked and dismayed at this twist of fate
We poured over the books until very late
Then we saw it, the game she had played
Anger swept o’er us, we had been betrayed
We called our attorney, the sheriff, the DA
She couldn’t get away with it, she had to pay
But alas, she was smart, vanished that night
Gone away, far away by dawn’s early light
Leaving us reeling, depressed, without hope
Wondering if we’d reached the end of the rope?