Grass, Scene I

Words by Jim Fox
Music by John Paul Sharp

Lisa

Wilbur

Lady G

Mr. B

Piano

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Like a tin o' sar dines, that bus was packed. Head to tail, tail to head, gill to gill is how we stacked.

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But it got me here. So e nough of that Co din' widg ets is where I'm at.

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They don't get co ded they don't get made. Widg et buil ding is why I'm paid.

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You want stacked; I got stacked. Out on the way those cars were backed. My

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pool's drip pin' crumbs, and spit tin' out the door. My ride's got to loo king like a bird cage floor.

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But the Bee mer got me here. So e nough a bout that. Wa tchin' out for Lil' Will is

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It's the sales game, that's where I'm at. It's the

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where I'm at.

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se llers and the buy ers make the en gi neers fat. But e nough a bout that, got a new girl to day.

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Old one, she went the ro mance way. Won't ha ppen a gain, 'cause I ain't no fool.

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The sun is shi ning,

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Loo kin' out for new Li sa's how I stay cool.

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the grass is gree ning. The birds are fly ing; the bees are

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sti rring. On my walk here, down in the va lley,

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I saw some ra bbits mun ching on clo ver A long the

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side walk a bove the le vees, a row of da ffo dils, with ho ney bee lo vers.

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Mi ster B? Who zat shi nin' up Dor the a's old space?

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That's some cre dit I'd say, to the whole hu man race.

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That La dy G, she

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My new

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got a new girl. O pen the door, Lil Will and give her a whirl.

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desk here, so sad and lo nely. Per chance some ca ndy, in a

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cry stal bow l or pho tos may be, or flow ers

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o nly, it needs some love to ma ke it

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whole.

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Don't be go in' lo vey, Li sa girl. What you

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got is fine e nuf, that's your desk, un pack your stuff. The wi dgets we make

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don't sell them selves. Get on the phone and em pty some shelves.

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He llo, he llo, my neigh bors near, it says here

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you are e ngi nee ring, My fa ther once was an

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e ngi neer. Went from there to

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ar chi te ching. Ah!

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Lil Will, what's ho ldin' you up? Time seems ripe to make some talk. In

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Bold on the key that's no thin' to me

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fa shion school, we had one rule: It's bold that talks! Ti mid walks!

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But eye to eye you're not gon na' see. From o ver here, I play the rake, but face to face my

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heart can't take. The mind is strong, the out look bleak,

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when it comes to meet, my knees go weak.

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How ma ny lives you think you got?

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Look who's tal kin' Mis ter who are you?

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Go tta do it now, or do it not.

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Walk your talk? That what you do?

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It's your sad eyes loo kin' cross the way.

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Lil Will, Lil Will,

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Let's wor ry 'bout me some o ther day.

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what cha' wai tin' for? 'Tu ni ty's kno ckin' go tta' o pen the door.

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Pleased to meet you, new neigh bor near, We do have

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ar chi tects, some where yo -nder Here, you've got

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just a wi dget co der, who might be still when

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he get o lder.

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Lil Li sa,
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ain't cha' got work to do? And I don't mean cha ttin' up no tech fool.

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You'll not be go ing ol' Dor the a's way. At your desk is where you go tta'

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If by chance, you brought a lunch to day, or

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stay.

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might like to share a ham and cheese. I know a

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place to eat not so far a way. A cross the street by the Ma ple

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I brought a sand wich and a sa lad

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trees. Ah! lder.
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and I'd love to eat not far a way!

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E nough o' this bull!

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I got an of fice to run. Got a lot go in' on and it ain't all fun.

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Ain't lo sin' my girl to no tech stud. La dy G's gon na' nip this weed in the bud!

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One door o pens.

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One door o pens.

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A no ther clo ses. One step ta ken

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A no ther clo ses. One step ta ken

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the path grows lo -nger. Ig nore the thorns and smell the

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the path grows lo nger. Ig nore the thorns and smell the

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ro ses. That's the way we all grow stro nger. Ah.

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ro ses. That's the way we all grow stro nger. Ah.

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Grass, Scene II
Words by Jim Fox
Music by John Paul Sharp

Lisa

You make the web

Wilbur

Piano

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go? How do you do it? Are their squirrels there, like at the po wer plant? Or is it e

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ner gy? Like when the sun shines, and the grapes fill, drea ming of fine wines.

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No cute

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ro dents, but lots of kit tens, keep the sun be hind you to see the rain bow. Of the

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In ter net and all that fol lows, it's all just ones, or else, it's ze

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So phi lo so phi cal! And from a co der. I'll stick with pra

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ros.

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cti cal, un til I'm o lder.

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You call up stra ngers, and sell our wi dgets. How do you do

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Like when you spoke to me and di dn't know my name, first, you

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it? I'd get all flu stered.

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li stened, then you were frie ndly. It helps to take your self a bit less se ri ou sly, ah.

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Ah!

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So phi lo so

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phi cal, yet so pra cti cal, a taste of ree fer has made me see it.

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Now, a bout Mi ster B, who wa tches out for me, a bit less se ri ou sly just might set

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How a bout my La dy G, all up in pin stripes? As if that's all you wear!

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him free.

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When cli mbing lad ders. A ny one can see if they looked care ful ly.

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She'd climb more ea si ly if she wore lea ther.

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There is the noise of a loud truck engine.
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Hey my man

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in that ca bo ver Pete. Yer rig's ma king smoke that ain't so sweet.

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The grate on your right, it needs some care. My ho mies in side, get the air from

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The engine noise stops.
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My brave new Wi -lber might be a co

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there.

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der, but when he needs to, he's some thin' bo lder. And when that Pete

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moves, and our grate is free, I see op por tu ni ty for Mis ses G and B.

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So quick

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is Li sa, she could be a co der, still I'm thi nking and have to wo der. The

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vent is so tall, the vent is so wide. Our lit tle stash here would get lost in side.

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This is Wa shing ton, there's a

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Get lost in side.

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store next door. There's some thing in the air, that wa sn't there be

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TTT some thing in the air, that wa sn't there be

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fore. Soon our gar den, now so full of gloom will

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fore. Soon our gar den, now so full of gloom will

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soon be ver dant and e v'ry where in bloom.

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soon be ver dant and e v'ry where in bloom.

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Ah, ah.

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Ah, ah.

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Grass, Scene III
Words by Jim Fox
Music by John Paul Sharp

Lisa

Wilbur

Lady G
Got shit on by a bird;

Mr. B

Piano

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got stung by a bee. But I got Len non in my buds. Que se ra, that's me.

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Ain't right ya' say, ya' say it ain't fair. May be it's Li sa, may be some thin' in the

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air. The new me now is what you're gon na' see.

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Wha te ver's go in' down, I say let it be.

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Bought me a bird;

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joined a sew ing bee. The real me now is who you gon na' see.

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Don't shade me wrong, ain't like I don't care. May be it's Will. May be some thin' in the

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air. The Lil wi dget king's done made my day.

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On my walk here,

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Tal kin' up Li sa, sho win' me the way.

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down in the va lley, I saw some ra bbits mun ching on

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A long the side walk a bove the le vees, a

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clo ver
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row of da ffo dils, with ho ney bee lo vers. Now our gar den, once so

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Now our gar den, once so

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full of gloom now grows ver dant, and soon will be in

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full of gloom now grows ver dant, and soon will be in

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bloom. The door is locked still, like it was be fore.

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bloom. The door is locked still, like it was be fore.
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Where's that some thing that wa sn't there be fore.

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Where's that some thing that wa sn't there be fore.

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Ah, ah.

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Ah, ah.

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Li'l Will, Li'l Li sa,

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that door don't move? Lem me give you a hand. I'm in the groove.

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Pay no mind what I'm wea rin', this girl's come prep'd for tea rin'.

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Like the ol' man said for the big R did fall, La dy G, La dy G, tear down this wall!

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That door got it self stuck a gain tight? I got the key gon na' make it right.

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The spell's been bro ken, the spi rit freed. La dy G's got all the po wer you need.

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Our job is done here, our task com ple

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ted. I feel like Ton to, with my Lone Ran ger, Now we'll ride off in to the sun

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set, or may be to our desks, if they're much clo ser!

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There's no more work for me, not 'till to mo
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rrow, Some hou rs from then, I'll have to bor row. For our e li xer, so well the of
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My ear nest co der, might well re mem

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fice blessed, as a co der, has made me use less!
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ber, that e ven Je sus, some times went fi shing. It's we who right wrongs, who

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make such sa cri fice, I'll be at my desk, sit ting and pre ten ding, sit ting and pre

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ten ding.

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'Cause of you all, the wall did fall. But

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'round here wi dgets still make the call. Lil Will,

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you got ta' tap them keys if you wan na' code 'em up and earn your fees.

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He's right, ya' know, I got ta' say. 'Round here it's wi dgets rule the

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day. I got ta' tap these keys if I'm gon na' earn my

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fees.

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Lil Li sa, ain't you got some thin' to do?

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Sta rin' in to spa ce'll be the end of you. Like Mis ter B said,

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tal kin' to all y 'all, Girl, when it rings, ya' got ta' take the call.

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Lit tle La dy Li sa, you got ta' job to do. Sta rin' in to space will be the end of you.

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Like the man just said, a cross the way,

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girl, when it rings, pick it up and say 'hey.'

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