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La French Wench

"Whoever you are—I have always depended on the kindness of strangers." --Blanche speaking to whoever you are Ladies and Gentlemen Callers, Tonight for your listening pleasure-- Mother GD singing "Jazz Street" Before you leave New Orlins see Belle Rive Beyond the outskirts of the city heat Hop any car with hot jazz up its sleeve And jump off when you feel it skip a beat If your addiction be for somethin' sweet A parlor filled with flowers is your guide Along a narrow trail of bloody feet Here leadin' to that big bad muddy slide If ain't a body ever to you lied Trip on ahead with all them many few To where a thing there lyin' on its side Your mama and your daddy always knew And when that clock of yours won't wheel on back Beg that ol' thing not on your--cut--throat--snack" The Malady to "Jazz Street" The Quatrains C3 D3# F3 G3 G3 G3 C4 G3 G3 G3 C3 D3# F3 G3 G3 G3 G3 G3 F3 F3 B2 D3 D3# F3 F3 F3 F3 F3 D3 F3 B2 D3 D3# F3 F3 D3# D3 D3 C3 C3 The Couplet B2 D3 D3# F3 F3 F3 F3 F3 D3 F3 B2 D3 D3# F3 F3 D3# D3 C3 C3 C3 The Couplet Repeated/The Final Line's Variation B2 D3 D3# F3 F3 F3 F3 F3 D3 F3 G3 F4 D4# D4 F3 D3# D3 C3 C3 C3 Dedicated with Respect to the One in Four Humans suffering Worldwide from Neurological Disorders Spenserian Sonnet January 17, 2022 "Doc"

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