© by Celius Dougherty (1902 - 1986) and by Wolcott Gibbs (1902 - 1958)

Declaration of independence
Language: English 
He will just do nothing at all
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Note: Wolcott Gibbs writes in Backward Ran Sentences that the text was sent to him by a young mother he knew who took it down from her son's singing in the bathtub. The text is therefore sometimes attributed to Wolcott Gibbs. It was modified from its original form by Celius Dougherty.


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