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The Smuggler’s Waltz

The Smuggler’s Waltz

Tom Waits performing “The Smuggler’s Waltz/Bronx Lullaby” (Poetry in Motion, 1982). TV documentary directed by Ron Mann. Released on video by Miramax in 1982, released on LD/ CD-ROM by Voyager Press (the Criterion company) in 1992 (VP1020L)

The Smuggler’s Waltz/Bronx Lullaby by Tom Waits

Daggers of moonlight
Murder the sheets
And the stink of a four dollar room
And Daddy’s gone a-hunting
For a dime bag schoolboy
Tied up with a yellow balloon

So hush little baby, Daddy must go
I cover you up with a blanket of snow
By the time I make Jersey
You’ll be in heaven
In a pretty blue shoe box I know

So sing a song of ten grand
With a pocket full of dough
And I can’t take you to Baltimore
Wake God up in Heaven
Have him look down below
There’s a little lost angel
Blooming in the snow

David Isaacson
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