Maggie and Milly and Molly and May Went down to the beach (to play one day) And Maggie discovered a shell that sang So sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles, and
Milly befriended a stranded star Whose rays five languid fingers were; And molly was chased by a horrible thing Which raced sideways while blowing bubbles: and
May came home with a smooth round stone As small as a world and as large as alone. For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) It's always ourselves we find in the sea
Writer/s: E.E. CUMMINGS, JOHN MUSTO
Publisher: Downtown Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing
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Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.