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lyrics

He’s gone forevermore is our darling blue haired boy
We’ll never see our cross-eyed darling more
Like a dream he passed away on the thirty-ninth of May
He never died so suddenly before

No more upon the mat will he play with pussycat
No more between his teeth he’ll squeeze her tail
No more he’ll rub her nose against the red-hot iron stove
For little brother Jimmy’s kicked the pail

We knew he was departing by the color of his breath
We saw his eyebrows dropping in the mud
The doctor said the only thing to save the boy from death
Was to stop the circulation of his blood

We gently bathed his head in a pot of boiling lead
And then we gently laid him down to rest
But through the night a burglar came and broke into the room
And swiped the mustard plaster off his chest

We filled his mouth with glue to try to bring him to
Alas, though, all our efforts were in vain
But last of all we tried, but he sneezed and smiled and died
He blew his nose and smiled and died again

He’s gone forevermore at the age of ninety-four
There’s nothing in this world his life could save
I’m going to the barbershop to fill his last request
To plant a bunch of whiskers on his grave

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from Words Of Wisdom, released November 13, 2007
Recorded by Kenny Siegal at Old Soul
Catskill, New York, June 2007
Mastered by Dave McNair

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Brian Dewan Catskill, New York

Brian Dewan presents The Humanitarium—a series of folk compilations featuring songs he’s unearthed in old schoolbooks, at garage sales, in attics and basements, arranged for his instruments of choice: autoharp, electric zither, organ and accordion. Fans of Brian's original albums, his art, and his work with They Might Be Giants and the Blue Man Group will treasure the Humanitarium series. ... more

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