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Richard Buckner – Dora Williams Lyrics

When Reuben Pantier ran away and threw me
I went to Springfield
There I met a lush,
Whose father just deceased left him a fortune
He married me when drunk
My life was wretched
A year passed and one day they found him dead
That made me rich
I moved on to Chicago
After a time met Tyler Rountree, villain
I moved on to New York
A gray-haired magnate
Went mad about me, so another fortune
He died one night right in my arms, you know
(I saw his purple face for years thereafter)
There was almost a scandal

I moved on,
This time to Paris
I was now a woman,
Insidious, subtle,
Versed in the world and rich
My sweet apartment near the Champs Elysees
Became a center for all sorts of people,
Musicians, poets, dandies, artists, nobles,
Where we spoke French and German, Italian, English
I wed Count Navigato, native of Genoa
We went to Rome
He poisoned me, I think
Now in the Campo Santo overlooking
The sea where young Columbus dreamed new worlds,
See what they chiseled
Contessa Navigato Implora eterna quiete
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Songwriters: Richard Carl Buckner
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