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A Lamb With the Face of a Man

January 15, 2010

Ladies and gentlemen
Harry’s Harbour Bazaar is proud to present
Under the Big Top tonight
Human Oddities
That’s right
You’ll see the Three-Headed Baby
You’ll see Hitler’s brain
See Lea Graff the German midget who sat in J.P. Morgan’s lap

You’ll see Priscilla Bajano
The monkey woman
Jo Jo the dog-faced boy
And Milton Malone, the human skeleton

See Grace McDaniels
The mule-faced woman
the homeliest woman in the world

Under the Big Top tonight
Never before seen
And if you have a heart condition, please be warned

Don’t forget to visit our snack bar at Charleston Grotto
All sales are final
Void where prohibited by law

You’ll see Seal-o the seal boy who has flippers for arms
You’ll see Johnny Eck, the man born without a body
He walks on his hands
He has his own orchestra and is an excellent pianist

See Gerd Bessler, the human pincushion
And don’t forget, it’s ladies’ night at Harry’s Harbour Bazaar
You’ll see CoCo the bird girl
Mortando, the human fountain

Step a little
A little closer ladies and gentlemen and don’t be shy
Dig deep in your pockets

You’ll see Radion, the human torso
Deep from the jungles of Africa
Ladies and gentlemen, Harry’s Harbour Bazaar
Ladies and gentlemen

Oh. Yeah. And a dead infant lamb with a human-looking head.

Lucky Day Overture lyrics by Tom Waits.  Image source here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2010 3:04 pm

    Reminds me of an odd looking branch I found on a tree once 😛

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