My Betrothed (A Kipling Poem)

from by Conor Ryan Hennessy

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Open the old cigar box, grab a Joya de Nicaragua
Things are running crossways, me and my gal are on the fringe
And I'd rather blow some smoke, rather go to my bed and choke
Than to listen to her talk, talk, talking, her talking makes me sick

Well we quarreled about Havanas, fought over Cheroot
And I know her as exacting, for she tells me I'm a brute
And I've been her servant of love, for round now ten months clear
But they've called me the priest of Cabanas, for round now seven years

Well there's peace in a Larranga, calm in a Henry Clay
But the best cigar an hour, is finished and thrown away
Thrown away for another as perfect, perfect ripe and brown
Now if I threw away my sweet heart I'd be run right out of this town

So it's open the old cigar box, grab a Joya de Nicaragua
Things are running crossways, me and my gal are on the fringe
And I'd rather blow some smoke, rather go to my bed and choke
Than to listen to her talk, talk, talking, her talking makes me sick
Than to listen to her talk, talk, talking, her talking makes me sick

Well my gal, she's pretty to look at, my gal she's a lovely lass
But the prettiest cheeks must wrinkle, the truest loves all pass
And the light of days that have been the dark of the days that are,
Well love's just as cold and stale, as what's left of a dead cigar

So a million surplus women, will surely get the joke
That a woman is only a woman, but a good cigars a smoke
And the gloom of my bachelor days, is flecked with a gleering light
of the stogies I have burned in this old boy's lucky life
to the stogies I have burned in this old boy's lucky life
to the stogies I have burned in this old boy's lucky life

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from I'd Rather Make My Living in a Song, released October 9, 2017

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