me and henry miller were out one night
drinking some wine we were feeling alright
down by the river just watching it flow
when along came edgar allen poe
he said "fellows can i have a little taste of your wine?
i've already drunk up the last of mine"
henry said "ed we'd be happy to share
why don't you just sit yourself down right there"
well the wine was gone before too long
and henry said "samm won't you sing us a song"
I was 'bout to do a version of old joe clark
when edgar allen said "hey it's getting dark"
i said "wait a minute, poe, the night's still young"
and i handed him a jew's harp henry had brung
i said "pluck on this and i'll sing you a tune
by the light of the silvery harvest moon"
well my song was only 'bout halfway sung
when along came crosby stills nash and young
henry said "neil, you're welcome to stay
but the rest of you fellows can be on your way"
so it was me and henry and edgar and neil
but neil slipped on a banana peel
then he fell into the river and i thought maybe
t'was the very same river where he shot his baby
well we all jumped in to save neil's ass
got him up on the bank, laid him on the grass
the four of us were sitting there soaking wet
but that ain't the end of the story yet
cause then who should come along but marilyn monroe
said she was looking for a man named poe
me and henry and neil cried "hey, wait a minute
if this is your dream we all wanna be in it"
but edgar and marilyn left pretty quick
henry looked like he was gonna get sick
neil said "i'm cold" and he started to shiver
that's when i decided to jump into the river
and so the river carried me from town to town
and i occasionally put my feet on the ground
but i'm mostly just happy to float to the sea
if you see me floating by please wave to me!
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