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First Line: Huntington sleeps in a house six feet long
Last Line: Blithery, sleep in houses six feet long.
Subject(s): Graves; Huntington, Collis Potter (1821-1900); Railroads; Tombs; Tombstones; Railways; Trains


HUNTINGTON sleeps in a house six feet long,
Huntington dreams of railroads he built and owned.
Huntington dreams of ten thousand men saying: Yes, sir.
Blithery sleeps in a house six feet long.
Blithery dreams of rails and ties he laid.
Blithery dreams of saying to Huntington: Yes, sir.
Huntington,

Blithery, sleep in houses six feet long.




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