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The Song Museum

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Here are the rooms of the ones

that moved you.

Across the hall,

The Gallery of the Catchy

But Not Crucial.

The guards' coats,

sprinkled with tiny guitars.


Here a screen shows,

for each of us,

where we were, what we were doing,

the first time we heard

particular numbers.

A sign reads

>>KEY IN TITLE>>


And the conversation--

that low melody--

surprising how sorrowful

it often is:


When she left me

it was so bad

I couldn't stand

to even listento the radio


The Hendrix Room

is silent.

Wood benches,

where we sit wondering.

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