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Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Born in 1922, the poet and novelist Jack Kerouac is said to have coined the term "Beat generation," describing the down-and-out status of himself and his peers during the post-war years...
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Cerrada Medellin Blues (First Solo) [1st Chorus]

 
by Jack Kerouac

Even when I was a little boy
I was always alone
                with my guardian angel

Playing Tarzan
An icicle fell on me
       & cut my arm
I had a rope around my neck
I was hanged in Innifree
Had my hand cut off in Perfidee
Never had my fill
                     of Thee

  ST MICHAEL IN THE CORNER, 
         NINE FEET TALL






From Book of Blues. Copyright © 1995 by Jack Kerouac. Reprinted by permission of SLL/Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.
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