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sticks and stones will break my bones, but i al-
ways will be true, and
when your mama is dead
and gone, i’ll sing this lul-
labye just for you, and what
becomes of all the little
boys, who never comb
their hair, well they’re
lined up all around the
block, on the nickel over
there.

so you better bring a
bucket, there is a hole in
the pail, and if you don’t
get my letter, then you’ll
know that i’m in jail, and
what becomes of all the lit-
tle boys, who never say
their prayers, well they’re
sleepin’ like a baby, on the
nickel over there.

and if you chew tobacco,
and wish upon a star, well
you’ll find out where the
scarecrows sit, just like
punchlines between the
cars, and i know a place
where a royal flush, can
never beat a pair, and even
thomas jefferson, is on the
nickel over there.

so ring around the rosie,
you’re sleepin’ in the rain,
and you’re always late for
supper, and man you let me
down again, i thought i
heard a mockingbird, roos-
evelt knows where, you
can skip the light, with
grady tuck, on the nickel
over there.

so what becomes of all
the little boys, who run
away from home, well the
world just keeps gettin’
bigger, once you get out on
your own, so here’s to all
the little boys, the sandman
takes you where, you’ll be
sleepin’ with a pillowman,
on the nickel over there.

so let’s climb up through
that button hole, and we’ll
fall right up the stairs, and
i’ll show you where the
short dogs grow, on the nickel over there.

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from Heartattack And Vine (Remastered), released March 9, 2018

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