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Dream Song 13: God bless Henry

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 God bless Henry.
He lived like a rat, with a thatch of hair on his head in the beginning.
Henry was not a coward.
He never deserted anything; instead he stuck, when things like pity were thinning.
So may be Henry was a human being.
Let's investigate that.
We did; okay.
He is a human American man.
That's true.
My lass is braking.
My brass is aching.
Come & diminish me, & map my way.
God's Henry's enemy.
We're in business .
Why, what business must be clear.
A cornering.
I couldn't feel more like it.
Bones, as I look on the saffron sky, you strikes me as ornery.

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