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(The song "Lovely Agnes" was adapted by Frances Tashnick and Tad Wysor for the 1999 wedding of Helen White and Carl Levine -- who proceeded, as the song says, to leave the lakes of Michigan for the lights of New York City. Darn.)
Lovely Helen, won't you go with me, we'll be married in style
And we'll leave the lakes of Michigan so blue and so wild.
We'll cross over Pennsylvania 'till we come to New York
And the streetlights will sparkle for our children as they're born.
Oh yes Carl, I will go with you and leave Ann Arbor behind
And our friends they will stay in touch 'cause our e-mail works fine.
And we'll live the gay city life filled with music and charm
And I'll walk Won-Won in Prospect Park, spend the winter warm in your arms.
Carl I told you that my family won't become too unhinged
When they learn that your politics have a communist tinge.
Heck they've learned to put up with me and it's sure no disgrace
If we spend time and work to make the world a better place.