Chester Arthur

from by Letter Seventeen

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Chester Arthur was the president
But no one remembers him
What about you?
He served a term with no vice president
And no one resident
To tell him what to do

He came to office by a bullet's grace
Garfield lost his place
And Arthur took charge
He lost his wife at age forty two
Knew what he had to do
Not to marry again


If I disappear from history
Will you find a way to remember me?
Or will I fade out of your memory
Only living on
In a song?


He ordered all of his papers burned
And anything you hoped to learn
Went away
And when he died he was laid to rest
In a place he thought was best
Next to Nell

Chester Arthur was the president
But no one remembers him
What about you?

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from Snowbound, released March 9, 2011

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Whimsical indie pop from a one-man band. Except when other people help. Which is quite often. So it's not like a one-man band at all.
Oh. And there are songs about donkeys.

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