Done Too Soon

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Jesus Christ, Fanny Brice,
Wolfie Mozart and Humphrey Bogart
and Genghis Khan and on to H.G. Wells.
Ho Chi Minh, Gunga Din,
Henry Luce and John Wilkes Booth
and Alexanders King, and Graham Bell.

Ramar Krishna, Mama Whistler,
Patrice Lumumba and Russ Columbo,
Karl and Chico Marx, Albert Camus,
E. A. Poe, Henri Rousseau,
Sholom Aleichem and Caryl Chessman,
Alan Freed and Buster Keaton, too.

And each one there, has one thing shared:
They have sweated beneath the same sun,
Looked up in wonder at the same moon.
And wept when it was all done
For bein’ done too soon.
For bein’ done too soon.
For bein’ done too soon.