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Largo e mesto
1   Madam Life's a piece in bloom
2     Death goes dogging everywhere:
3She's the tenant of the room,
4     He's the ruffian on the stair.
5   You shall see her as a friend,
6You shall bilk him once or twice;
7   But he'll trap you in the end,
8And he'll stick you for her price.
9With his kneebones at your chest,
10    And his knuckles in your throat,
11You would reason -- plead -- protest!
12   Clutching at her petticoat;
13   But she's heard it all before,
14Well she knows you've had your fun,
15    Gingerly she gains the door,
16And your little job is done.