23. Evensong of Life [V]

Shaking, Lynnette grinned shyly and lifted her voice in song once again. The tune she sang was something far different from the soft choral hymn with its highest-attic pitches, many full chords, and a range over several deep feet. This new song was a tap-room jolly, full of bounding key-changes that sprung off the walls as though they were made of rubber.

This is how the birthday present message rang:

 

Oh, sister, say you can’t get away,

Tried hard to break the black,

And, sister’s found she can’t get around,

Got lost in a one-track mind.

 

Go forward through smoky darkness,

Maybe there’s a bright light,

Another year, don’t call it solemn,

Maybe there’s another light;

It’s your birthday! It’s your birthday once again,

It’s your birthday! Do da da doo da da da da!

 

Oh, sister, say you’ve been given one more chance;

And sister’s found a brand new way out!

 

Go forward through smoky darkness,

Maybe there’s a bright light,

Another year, don’t call it solemn,

Maybe there’s another light;

It’s your birthday! It’s your birthday once again,

It’s your birthday! Do da da doo da da da da!

 

Na na na na, here you go,

Na na na na, another day!

Na na na na, you and me,

We’ll be free,

Wahee!

It’s your birthday! It’s your birthday once again,

It’s your birthday!

 

Go forward through smoky darkness,

Maybe there’s a brighter light,

Another year, don’t call it solemn,

Maybe there’s a final light;

It’s your birthday! It’s your birthday once again,

It’s your birthday! Do da da doo da da da da!

Da da da da daa da!

 

The End

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