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Longshore Lyrics
Introduction - 0
Senses - 1
Kraal Boma - 2
St.Davy's Blues - 3
The Braw Lads - 4
Childhood Echoes - 5
Frädi Cat - 6
Hankuk Recall - 7
Fireworks at English Bay - 8
Depense - 9
La Reine de Cuisine - 10
Light and Day - 11
Handout - 12
Nelson Street - 13
Framegame - 14
Love in Vancouver - 15
Short Walk Eastside - 16
Drumsongs - 17
Pelt of the Ten Tines - 18
Buddybombs - 19
Coho Communion - 20
Ravenpromise - 21
La Reine de Cuisine

I have a wife who can cook like a queen
Eclectic selectrix from all cuisine
She tallies the mysteries of all herbs
“ Rosemary for Remembrance” —that disturbs
Some other rhymes from childhood memory
Carved out in oak, and smoked in hickory.
She is my lady who rules over food:
Quiet and graceful, she’ll never intrude,
But float gently by as on gossamer wing
The gentle and lovely little old thing. . .
That’s the Keeper of Secrets and my love
I swear it by everything that’s above!
Concluding her praise with this here toast —
Cook, my darling: boil, steam, baste and roast.

October 17 2002
Chez nous Nelson.