Dec. 18 1998 3:30 AM


A libretto in search of a composer

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"President Lonely" (a ballad)


CLINTON: I've got deputies and bureaucrats

Who fulfill my every thought.

And soldiers, sailors, and Marines

To fight battles I want fought.

There's no one who's got more power,

I'm the leader of all that's free

But if you subtract the flags and lackeys, I'm just


I'm President Lonely.

But I guess I'll just have to muddle through.

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