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Alfred Kreymborg, ed.  Others for 1919.  1920.
Davy Jones’ Door-Bell
By Vachel Lindsay
A Chant for Boys with Manly Voices
(Every line sung one step deeper than the line preceding)

ANY sky-bird sings,
    Ring, ring!
Any church-chime rings,
    Dong ding!
Any cannon says,        5
    Boom bang!
Any whirlwind says,
    Whing whang!
The bell-buoy hums and roars,
    Ding dong!        10
And way down deep,
Where fishes throng,
By Davy Jones’ big deep-sea door,
Shaking the ocean’s flowery floor,
His door-bell booms        15
    Dong dong,
    Dong dong,
Deep, deep down,
    Clang boom,
    Boom dong.        20

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