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Grampa Speaks

Think real hard about why you loved me so much,

strip away all the mythology,

I wasn’t a damn thing like John Wayne,

I didn’t even like John Wayne,

I wasn’t Jimmie Foxx either,

even if I hadn’t had polio,

I still wouldn’t have been a major leaguer,

I wasn’t a superhero,

neither are you.

I knew who I was,

and didn’t care to be anything else.

My mind and heart were always open.

That’s why you loved me,

and that’s why folks love you,

don’t ever forget that,

and you’ll do alright.

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