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CROSSING JENNY LIND

(CHORUS)
D A D/D7
Walt Whitman didn’t like Jenny Lind
G
You heard it right
D
Let me say it again
G Gm
He made it quite clear
D
He made it quite plain
D A D
Walt Whitman didn’t like Jenny Lind

Now you know it may seem funny
After all she was America’s honey
But with all the accolades she collected
She didn’t make his body electric

(chorus)

Walt Whitman was a musical thinker
The man could hear America singing
But after hearing her he decreed
She didn’t touch his heart in the least

(chorus)

Bettini and Alboni left him breathless
The Swedish Nightingale …made him restless
He thought… how can there be anything but boredom
When there’s a vacuum in the head of the performer

(chorus)

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from The Oyster Aristocracy, released January 1, 2009

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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