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lyrics

I WISH to God I never saw you, Mag.

I wish you never quit your job and came along with me.

I wish we never bought a license and a white dress

For you to get married in the day we ran off to a minister

And told him we would love each other and take care of

 each other

Always and always long as the sun and the rain lasts anywhere.

Yes, I'm wishing now you lived somewhere away from here

And I was a bum on the bumpers a thousand miles away

 dead broke.

 I wish the kids had never come

 And rent and coal and clothes to pay for

 And a grocery man calling for cash,

 Every day cash for beans and prunes.

 I wish to God I never saw you, Mag.

 I wish to God the kids had never come.

credits

from Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems, released October 14, 2016
Jason Adasiewicz: vibraphone
Jean Cook: violin
Therese Cox: accordion
Andrew Hall: upright bass
Clara Kennedy: cello
Dana Lyn: violin
David Nagler: vocals, piano
Jessica Pavone: viola
Dan Scivoletti: oboe

Lyrics by Carl Sandburg, Music by David Nagler

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David Nagler New York

David Nagler is a Brooklyn-based musician and composer. He is the founder and frontperson of NY metropolitan area pop group Nova Social, the musical director for Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders at City Winery, and the host of The Oracle Show at NYC piano bar Sid Gold's Request Room. ... more

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