Songs of Mystery
Copyrightę1987, 1991, 2001

OVERTURE:
"The Joke's On You"

IN 10 PARTS

 

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.
                                                               Herman Melville: Moby Dick