Tuesday, March 31, 2009


By Lee Hayes, as related and sung by Pete Seeger in 1981:

If I should die before I wake,
Oh, my bone and sin you take.
Put me in the compost pile,
To decompose me for awhile.
Worms, water, sun will have their way
Returning me to common clay.
All that I am will feed the trees,
And little fishys in the seas.
When radishes and corn you munch,
You may be having me for lunch,
And then excrete me with a grin,
Chortling, "There goes Lee again".

And yes, he sang "sin". I thought it should have been "skin", but I listened three times and it's "sin".


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